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Natural disasters are devastating communities nationwide. In response to kōkua Lāhainā and other impacted towns across Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Public Health Training Hui (Hui) acted swiftly to release critical resources and materials as well as host multiple informative trainings. On August 31, 2023, partners from the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa spoke on the dangerous environmental health impacts wildfires have on water, soil, and air quality. Shortly after, on September 8, 2023, the Hui and the Māpuna Lab x Papa Ola Lōkahi co-hosted a session identifying strategies to stay culturally anchored in responding to survivor trauma and grief. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope with anxiety and stress or feeling swamped by social media, past mental health trainings are available to view on the Hui’s YouTube channel free of cost.
The Hui is excited to announce that the DV 101: Fundamentals of Domestic Violence webinar series is returning in October! These trainings are open to the public and FREE to attend! Audience members who work in fields exposed to or related to domestic violence are encouraged to attend and are eligible to earn 4 FREE continuing education (CE) hours. Topic areas for CEs are social work, substance abuse counselors (CSAC), prevention specialists (CPS), health education specialists (CHES), registered dietitians, and legal education (CLE). By attending these workshops, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the traumatic effects exposure to domestic violence has on women and keiki, learn proper response protocols, and identify appropriate referrals for survivors. Hear from local experts doing fantastic work within the State of Hawaiʻi to eliminate domestic abuse amongst our communities today. Registration is now open; follow the links below to reserve your seat.
- Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Friday, October 9, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (HST) – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vyhiCRanQvapQDC7_yhWZg
- Serving Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, Friday, October 20, from 9:00 AM. to 11:30 AM (HST) – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6egY-nUwQH65xzYcDqQ8YA
If you’re interested in receiving up-to-date information on trainings and other relevant events, please contact Makamae Namahoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 591-6508 x 28 to join the listserv!