Jun
5
Tue
2018 Obesity Prevention Task Force Policy Debrief Meeting @ Kapiolani Community College, 2nd Floor of the Ohelo Building
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Obesity Prevention Task Force Policy Debrief Meeting @ Kapiolani Community College, 2nd Floor of the Ohelo Building | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States

Please join us for our legislative debrief meeting on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, where we will give a recap of the current session, discuss 2018 elections, and provide updates on CHOICES, farm to school, and island coalitions. We will also break into summer workgroups to plan for 2019.

Jul
13
Fri
Webinar: Triad Approaches to Helping Those Dealing with Homelessness, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness @ Queens Conference Center Auditorium (QCC) or Zoom Webinar
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-person training at Queens Conference Center (QCC).

Helping Hands Hawai‘i administers numerous programs that benefit Hawai‘i’s people especially those programs that help people who are dealing with multiple problems of homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness. Within Helping Hands Hawai‘i are several Behavioral Health Programs including a Housing First Project called Hawai‘i Pathways Project, funded through Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD). Helping Hands Hawai‘i uses the housing first model to provide housing first, then implement wrap-around support, treatment, and life skill services that are necessary to help individuals to stabilize, improve their quality of life and maintain housing.

Learning Objectives:

1. Examine the approaches and services use to offer housing first for homeless people in Hawai‘i .
2. Discuss support services, treatments, and life skill services available through Helping Hands Hawai‘i and their partners to help stabilized high-risk individuals.
3. Share resources, tips and success stories from Helping Hands Hawai‘i’s Behavioral Health Programs.

Presenter is Heather Pierucki, MA, LMHC, QMHP
Director of Behavioral Health at Helping Hands Hawai‘i

Aug
10
Fri
Webinar: Emotional Wellbeing – Mental Health Screenings and Supportive Resources @ Queens Conference Centers Auditorium (QCC)or Zoom Webinar
Aug 10 all-day

Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-person training at Queens Conference Center (QCC).

Mental wellness is becoming increasingly tricky to maintain in our busy lives even as stigma decreases and access to care increases. 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental health condition yet many do not seek treatment. Early intervention is key to both prevention and successful recovery. Screening tools are widely available and can be used to identify potential needs in a variety of settings, including primary care.

Mental Health America has made ten screening tools easily accessible to the public online: depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, Youth, Parent (for child concern), alcohol or substance use, psychosis, eating disorder, and work health survey. Their Screening to Supports (S2S) Initiative offers users the ability to self-screen and connect with supports in their community.

Learning Objectives:
1. Examine MHA’s online mental health screening tools and how to interpret individuals’ results.
2. Discuss screening results and recommendations for both national and Hawai‘i trends
3. Review Hawai‘i-based tools, resources and information for mental health.

Trainer is Trisha Kajimura, MPH, Executive Director – MHAH.