Monday, June 8, 2009

Creating a Healing Environment in Your Home

It Takes An `Ohana

We want to remind Oahu's resource parents* about the FREE workshop on Tuesday, June 16, Creating a Healing Environment in Your Home- Supporting a Child who has been Abused by Sex Assault.


There will be door prizes plus each resource family who attends will receive a copy of the Sex Abuse Treatment Center's most recent book, A Step at a Time ~ A Discussion of Sexual Assault. Dinner and childcare are also provided free of charge.

Our presenter, Jennifer O'Donnel, has her B.A. in Sociology and has worked with youth in the foster care system for many years. Jennifer will share her expertise and resources. In fact, she has arranged for the Childrens Alliance to open the training with information about their unique programs that assist the sexual abuse victim regain the joy of their lost childhood.

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Time: Dinner at 5:30 pm ~ Training runs from 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: Waianae District Park, 85-601 Farrington Hwy.

Childcare: Provided for children age 3 to 12 years old. Please call to register for childcare and leave your name, contact number plus names and ages of the children needing care.

RSVP: Call or e-mail Julie at 832-5056 or by June 15th.

Cost: FREE

You can click HERE to download a flyer that includes a map. We hope you can join us!

Judith Wilhoite
It Takes An `Ohana

*Resource parents include foster, adoptive, guardianship & kinship parents.

This training is sponsored by the Department of Human Services and the Foster Care Training Committee (FCTC). FCTC agencies include Catholic Charities Hawai'i, Child and Family Service, Department of Human Services, EPIC 'Ohana Conferencing, Family Programs Hawai'i, Hale Kipa, Inc., Heart Gallery Hawaii, HOPE INC, Inc.,It Takes an `Ohana, Kokua Ohana, Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health, Partners in Development Foundation, University of Hawaii Training Academy.

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