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Learn about the Ahupua’a Framework and its applications when responding to acute, collective trauma and grief as primary prevention for substance use and mental health disparities.

Attendees will learn about the importance of a cultural foundation when applying trauma tools and tips to self-care, community care, and professional care in response to collective trauma and grief. The connection between trauma informed care and to substance use and recovery will be discussed in its applications to The Impacts of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0. Earn up to one (1.5) continuing education units! CSAC, CPS, CCS, CCJP, CSAPA, and SW (Approval pending).

This is the 12th session of the Māpuna Lab’s virtual summer training series Hānai Ahu which focuses on adopting cultural anchors for substance use treatment and prevention strategies. This series provides a tri-lens cultural view of substance use emphasizing “The Impact of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0” framework that recently launched with the Hawaiʻi State Plan for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Department of Health.

  • What is your ahu?
  • What is your pua‘a?


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