Family Programs Hawaii’s Resource Families Support Services provides support to resource caregivers, aka foster families, and providers in Hawaii.
Concrete Support for Service Providers
Providers can suggest social service resources to help some families obtain more concrete supports. Many social service programs can provide financial assistance (such as help accessing food, medical assistance, housing, or child care), mental health services, substance use treatment, or protection from intimate partner or family violence. Walking your clients through making these connections with programs can be difficult, confusing, and can also often be a frustrating process for them. By visiting this section, you will be able to find community resources that can help meet some of their needs. For more information, please have your families call 211.
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.
Not only is it about what they eat, it’s also about how they eat. It’s important to learn how to feed your baby to reduce the stress your baby may be experiencing.
Breastfeeding and Support for New Parents in Hawaii. Nest For Families provides a network for local parents to connect with other families to get support for breastfeeding and any of the struggles new parents face. Get texts and phone calls to help you through your first years as a parent.
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.
Use the Power and Control Wheel to Explain Domestic Abuse. Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs was created to help victims of domestic violence. Download the power and control wheel to inform and educate your clients.
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
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.
This is the latest training for social service providers on eviction moratoriums in Hawaii and how to refer cases to Legal Aid Hawaii.
Resources for Oahu: Find information for food, healthcare, business, and children and grandparents resources; government services; and financial and housing assistance.
Basic Domestic Violence Training for Staff who Encounter Domestic Violence
Are You a Mandated Reporter Who Isn’t Sure When to Report? Mandated Reporters are service providers who work with children and are required to report cases of abuse and neglect of a child. Mandated Reporters may have many questions about what circumstance qualifies as a report.
(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