Webinar: Collective Leadership – Sense of Place Grounded in Hawaii @ Queens Conference Center Auditorium (QCC) or Zoom Webinar
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Leadership development is active in Hawai‘i through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant called Culture of Health. Hawai‘i Public Health Nurses at DOH Nursing Branch have been preparing nurses and along with an inter-professional team for leadership roles in management, policy, and practice to create healthier places to live, learn, work and plan.

Culture of Health project is guiding people to honor their own “sense of self” with self-health care and utilizing best practices of wellbeing through a sense of place and integrated culture of community health.

1) Review progress with Culture of Health project implemented throughout Hawaii
2) Discuss evidence-based leadership initiative and it aspects
3) Explore the impact and desired outcomes for the collective leadership partnerships

Trainers are Joan Takamori, APRN and Gloria Fernandez, DNP both Public Health Nurses with Hawaii State Department of Health.

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

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.