Ho’oikaika Annual Conference

Save the Date for Sept 29, 2022! 

Our conference will take place virtually

again this year on September 29th.



The annual Ho’oikaika Conference is one of the primary ways we build our capacity as health and human service providers.  To join the conference planning committee, apply to present, or become a sponsor, please contact Ho’oikaika Coordinator Deb Marois.


Holomua Ike Kūpuna

“Going Forward in the Wisdom of Our Ancestors”


The 11th Annual Ho’oikaika Conference will take place virtually on Thursday September 29, 2022 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Our theme reflects our desire to return to our roots in our work with children and families.

From the beginning, Ho’oikaika Partnership’s mission has focused on educating providers and the wider community about protective factors as a fundamental strategy to prevent child maltreatment and strengthen families. We aim to deepen our understanding of protective factors and trauma-informed approaches, with a particular focus on integrating traditional Hawaiian knowledge and honoring the diverse cultures represented in Maui County.

Learning Goals

Our intention is to go beyond “what are protective factors and why are they important” and offer practical ideas and culturally responsive approaches to apply these concepts in our work. Additionally, we will offer “how to’s” to strengthen our collective capacity to advocate and mālama – ourselves, our ‘ohana, and our organizations.

Sessions will support both new and seasoned staff by providing:

    • Foundational refreshers to help us stay mission-focused and prevent “drift,”
    • Opportunities to deepen our understanding of familiar concepts,
    • A focus on integrating traditional Hawaiian values and honoring diverse cultures,
    • New inspiration to mālama – for ourselves and the greater Maui ‘ohana.

Learning Tracks

    • Applying Protective Factors with a Cultural Lens
    • The Intersection of Hawaiian Values and Protective Factors
    • Trauma-Informed Interventions for Diverse Cultures
    • Can You Hear Me Now? Tools for Child and Family Advocacy
    • A Journey to Healing: Ourselves, Our ‘Ohana and Our Organizations

Mahalo to our generous sponsors:

    • Kamehameha Schools
    • Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui