The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lock down created a mental health crisis for children and their families.
Grade-Schooler 6-10 Years Old
These are Nurture Daily articles for Grade-Schoolers wo are 6-10 years old, for both families and service providers. Articles for other ages: Baby 0-11 months, Toddler 1-3 years, Pre-Schooler 4-5 years, Teens, and Parents. Please see articles for families with protective factors by clicking on the buttons for parental resilience, social support, understanding child development, concrete support, and social-emotional competence of children.
Information to families to help give a better understanding of how Covid-19 may be affecting their social, emotional and mental health.
It’s important to act early if you have concerns about your child’s behavior or development. These easily downloadable pdfs on child development are available in 10 languages.
Family Programs Hawaii’s Resource Families Support Services provides support to resource caregivers, aka foster families, and providers in Hawaii.
SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.
Autism Speaks provides educational resources and support for families and providers with autism. Tools and resources are recommended by the Covid-19 Autism Research Community Task Force.
It’s important to provide a balanced diet for your family. Check out “Your Kids Table” for tips and printable recipes to try at home.
Milestones for Feeding Your Child. As a parent, we want to feed in the right way for our child or children’s stage of development. Whether you have a newborn or a teenager, here are some basics for feeding your child at different ages and stages.
Support Your Teen in Unhealthy Relationships, Violence, or Digital Abuse
Learn essential steps to teach your children about boundaries between themselves and others to make good choices and build strong relationships.
More often than not, co-parenting doesn’t work for divorced parents due to unresolved conflicts and/or lack of communication.
Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Pandemic.
A statewide unified response group has been created in Hawaii to address reducing the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless and behavioral health population and to provide resources for service providers.
Learning to work with your child who bullies others is a challenging thing to do. This article gives suggestions to families, like listening with an open mind and trying not to get defensive about your child.
Co-parenting can be difficult when you have an uncooperative, combative, or a narcissistic ex-partner.
Having different parenting styles can confuse children, as they wonder whose side to take and what the rules are. Here are 8 tips to help parents with differing parenting styles.
Help Your Children Label Emotions with Words. Learn essential steps on being an emotion coaching parent by being aware of your children’s emotion and helping them express and deal with situations appropriately.
Download this PDF to help teach your child to communicate and express their feelings.
Are you unsure why you’re angry? Often times when we feel angry, there are many emotions under the surface like an anger iceberg.
Learn how to keep your children safe while they’re at home or while they’re traveling.
Tips and information to help raise happy and healthy children at different stages of their development. Child development milestones
Strengthen Your Family in Five Ways. All families benefit when they have these five strengths. Learn more about them and explore ways to build the strengths for your family.
Resources for Child Abuse Prevention. Tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with families. They help to provide a starting point for a discussion between parent and provider that is grounded in the protective factors.
Find information and support to help provide for your family in Hawaii. Financial security is an important aspect for nurturing households.
Find information and support to help with child care in Hawaii.
What should I do if someone
is being abused or neglected? This tip sheet will provide you with more information about what child abuse and neglect is and what to do if you or a friend isn’t safe.
Action sheets to help strengthen families by promoting the five protective factors for your clients and families.
Creating safe and nurturing environments for families are essential to healthy families.
Resources for Families During the Pandemic. Tips and information for families to help their children going through COVID.
The crisis card has been developed for people who are going through a difficult time during this pandemic.
Whether it is virtual story time, an online reading challenge for your children, or imagine a story with your LEGO, the Hawaii State Public
A child’s early learning years, prenatal to age 8, are a critical time of brain development where children build the foundations for success in life.
Deciding how to go back to school with interactive decision-making tools during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
ʻOhana Engagement resources designed to strengthen the ʻOhana and ʻOhana Engagement Professional. OHAna Resources – activities to help the ʻohana flourish
As the coronavirus crisis continues, parents everywhere are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied.
The Conflict Center has created this helpful guide for parents who are working at home with their children who are schooling from home.
The Search Institute has released a two-page checklist of simple outreach actions youth program workers can take to build better developmental relationships with young people when they can’t be with them in person.
(808)832-3100 – Oahu
All Islands, Toll Free
1(800)985-5990 Multilingual COVID-19 Emotional Distress
If you or a loved one is feeling anxious, has a crisis, thinking of suicide, or need access to mental health or substance use treatment, experiencing distress related to COVID-19 & other disasters, help is available. Visit Hawaii CARES.
Domestic Violence Action Center Help Lines
Call (808)531-3771 – Oahu
Call 1(800)690-6200 – Toll Free
If it is an emergency, please call 911. Domestic Violence Action Center provides information on ways to get help & answers to questions about domestic violence.
Call Monday -Friday 8am-5pm