Keeping your family strong – Every family experiences stress, and the Child Welfare Information Gateway has compiled some resources to help parents weather the stress so they can remain strong when things get tough.
Concrete Support for Families
Social services can help some families by providing concrete support. For example, 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. We understand making connections with programs can be difficult, confusing, and can also often be a frustrating process. By visiting this section, you will be able to find community resources that can help meet some of your needs. For more information, please call 211.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Learn More About FASD & Join Support Groups. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an important, often unrecognized issue that is preventable.
Support for Foster Families in Hawaii
Family Programs Hawaii’s Resource Families Support Services provides support to resource caregivers, aka foster families, and providers in Hawaii.
Resources for Special Needs Children in Hawaii
SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.
Covid-19 Resources for Families with Autism
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.
How Much Should My Baby Sleep?
Newborns have shorter sleep cycles, but by the time they’re 3 months old, many infants develop a pattern to have longer patterns they’re awake and when they’re asleep.
Is Your Child a Picky Eater?
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.
Feeding Your Child: Ages and Stages
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 for New Parents in Hawaii
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.
Resources for Breastfeeding Support.We have compiled a list of websites that have resources for breastfeeding including local milk banks and lactation supports in Hawaii.
Keiki Heroes Teach Kids How to Stay Safe During the Pandemic
Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Pandemic.
Keiki Safety Tips
Learn how to keep your children safe while they’re at home or while they’re traveling.
Raising Healthy Kids with Very Well Family
Tips and information to help raise happy and healthy children at different stages of their development. Child development milestones
The Five Strengths for Healthy, Happy Families
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.
Financial Income Supports for Families in Hawaii
Find information and support to help provide for your family in Hawaii. Financial security is an important aspect for nurturing households.
Child Care Support in Hawaii
Find information and support to help with child care in Hawaii.
How You Can Help Someone Who is Being Abused or Neglected
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.
The crisis card has been developed for people who are going through a difficult time during this pandemic.
One Oahu COVID-19 Resources
Resources for Oahu: Find information for food, healthcare, business, and children and grandparents resources; government services; and financial and housing assistance.
Family Hui Hawaii: Embracing Your Journey as Your Child’s First Teacher
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.
Articles by Age
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Baby 0-11 months
Toddler 1-3 years
Pre-Schooler 4-5 years
Grade-Schooler 6-10 years
Call & Text 1(877)275-6569
Find food, shelter, financial assistance, child care, parent support, elderly care, etc. Search online database 24/7.
Call (808)526-1222 – Oahu
Call 1(800)816-1222 – Toll Free
Resources for parents on child behavior & development, parenting, caregiver suport & community resources. Closed on State and Federal holidays.
Monday -Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am-1pm
(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