Nānākuli-Wai’anae Complex Area

Project HI Aware and School Climate Transformation


Now is the Time...

Children are the Priority, 

Change is the Reality, 

Collaboration is the Strategy

Promoting Mental Health...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Nanakuli Waianae Complex Area has initiated our monthly Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) Certification activities. Our first two dates are January 6 and February 17.  March dates coming as well.  Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, "Youth Mental Health First Aid’ teaches caring adults how to help youth experiencing mental health challenges or crises. The Project HI AWARE grant will fund this event". 

The training is all day long, 8 hours, 7:45-4:30.  YMHFA Certification is only granted to those who attend to the end of the session. 

Please share with url with those you think might be good candidates for this training that helps our youth.  That might include school counselors, SSCs, teachers and resource teachers, school health aides, SBBH staff, administrators, classified staff, athletic coaches/athletic directors, state agency workers, faith based and community partners.  More information is available by clicking (or cutting and pasting) the link below.   Please call me or email me if you have further questions. 

Registration for February 17 can be found at Eventbrite   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waianae-youth-mental-health-first-aid-8-hour-course-1-day-registration-20147580957

DOE awarded $12.7 million to enhance safety, mental health initiatives

Staff from three complex areas will receive training and assistance in evidence-based mental health interventions, case management, data collection and analysis, anti-bullying initiatives, and strategies to engage families and augment community resources.
 

HONOLULU - More than 30,000 public school students on Oahu and the Big Island will be the initial beneficiaries of a total of $12.7 million in federal infrastructure grants recently awarded to the Hawaii State Department of Education to promote safety and address mental health issues of youth.

The DOE's annual $1.9 million Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) and $608,901 School Climate Transformation grants will help increase awareness of mental health issues, enhance early intervention systems, and connect children and families with services.

The grants are part of the White House's "Now is the Time" initiative to keep schools safer and increase access to mental-health programs.

Funds will be spent over five years in the Nanakuli-Waianae (NW) and Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua (LMW) complex areas on Oahu, as well as in the Kau-Keaau-Pahoa (KKP) complex on the Big Island. All areas are considered high-needs, with NW and KKP serving large populations of native Hawaiians, Pacific islanders and disadvantage students, and LMW enrolling the greatest number of military-dependents in Hawaii.

Staff will receive training and assistance in evidence-based mental health interventions, case management, data collection and analysis, anti-bullying initiatives, and strategies to engage families and augment community resources.

The goal is to foster community partnerships and state interagency collaboration as a way to build capacity, integrate and expand improved services statewide across the education, mental health, juvenile justice and law enforcement sectors.

"The social, emotional and behavioral well-being of our students is crucial to ensure they come to school ready to learn and maximize their opportunities," said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. "We look forward to building on our systems of support, increasing family outreach and collaborating with partner agencies."

For more information about School Climate Transformation grants, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/schoolclimatelea/index.html. Details about the Project AWARE grants can be found at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-14-019.