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What’s New?

New Resources for Common Problems

  • New Resources under “How can I learn more about mental health concerns?”
    • Family Education Fact Sheets: (5/26/2017) This site was developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It offers multiple handouts specifically targeting families and consumers that provide general symptoms, treatment options, and support services for various mental illnesses.
  • New Resources under “How can I find support for my family?”
    • Powered till 26: (7/11/2017) Ran by the HI H.O.P.E.S. youth leadership boards, “Powered Till 26″ is a campaign that provides free medicaid coverage for former foster care youth in Hawai’i until the age of 26. Their website offers more information on how to qualify and apply for this free medicaid coverage.
    • Shaka Town: (7/24/2017) This site offers healthcare information for youth transitioning from foster care to independent living. Additionally, Shaka Town has numerous links to informational websites about teen mental health news, diagnosis, treatment, and studies.
    • Yes Hawaii: (7/24/2017)This site offers information about Yes Hawaii, a new program administered by Family Programs Hawai‘i, in partnership with EPIC ‘Ohana and the Department of Human Services. Yes Hawaii provides peer support, outreach services, engagement in meaningful events and leadership activities for anyone in foster care between the ages of 14-26.

Last Quarterly EBS Committee Roundtable Presentation

  • June 06, 2017 – Hawai’i Child Welfare Services (CWS) Overview: Listen to Rachel Thornburn, Theresa Minami, Kathryn Boyer, and Laurie Jicha provide an introductory overview to Hawaii’s Child Welfare Services system. Please click here to access this presentation.

Upcoming EBS Roundtable Presentation

  • Sep 05, 2017 – Effects of Workshop Trainings on Practice Element Utilization among Therapists in Hawaii’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division: Join us at Shriners Hospital for Children from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Please click here for more information on this presentation. To access the powerpoint presentation, please click here.