It was an awesome, informative and practical training with meaningful supports and interventions to offer ourselves, each other and the youth and families we serve! Looking forward to our continued work together.
T. Noelani Perreira, Psy.D.
CAMHD Project Kealahou Clinical Specialist, Honolulu, HI
Steve Brown and Pat Wilcox recently travelled to Hawaii with my colleague to provide Risking Connection and Restorative Approach training to Child and Family Service. It was a wonderful experience. It is certainly the only training at which we have been presented with two leis, one at the beginning and one at the end. We loved the Aloha spirit of the people in our training- they were so welcoming and helpful. The emphasis on multi cultural awareness was very moving. We can all learn from the way Hawaii incorporates all cultures into daily life. We had both agency personnel and representatives of the State Department of Mental Health in attendance. With four separate trauma related national grants, Hawaii is working hard to change their practice and offer more trauma informed services. We look forward to our ongoing work there.