April 2023 Child Abuse Prevention Events

Wednesday April 5, 12:30pm – 1:00 pm. Non-Profit Notes Weekly Radio Show. Listen live weekly at http://kaoi1110.com/on-air/ or on 1110 AM and 96.7 FM, 96.5 FM and 98.7 FM.  Join Hoʻoikaika Partnership Coordinator Deb Marois and System Navigator Heidi Allencastre with host Susie Thieman. They will talk story about Child Abuse Prevention Month, the goals of our network, our public education campaign, and how to support keiki and strengthen ʻohana. Thanks to the Maui Non-Profit Directors Association, you can listen to the recording at https://www.mauinonprofit.org/radio-shows/.

Wednesday April 12th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Ho’oikaika Partnership Monthly Meeting. Join special guests and Child Welfare Services (CWS) Assistant Program Development Administrators Charlotte Kamauoha and Rachel Thorburn to learn about Family First Hawaiʻi implementation and efforts to decrease the number of “short stayers” (children placed in foster care for 30 days or less). Mai Hall, Childrenʻs Health Coordinator, Hawai’i Children’s Action Network (HCAN) also will present about a new Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) funded program to provide Concrete Support for Maui County Families. Wear Blue and download CAP Zoom backgrounds for this virtual meeting.

Saturday April 15th, 8 -11 am & 5-9 pm. Molokai Keiki and Youth Fests at Mitchell Pauole Center

Thursday April 20th, 1:00 to 1:50 pm. Join Ho’oikaika Partnership System Navigator Heidi Allencastre at the Kahawai Summit for Early Childcare Providers at her session “Talking Is Teaching Talk Reads Sing Campaign as a Collective Community Strategy.” Register by April 14th.

Friday April 21st, 9:45 to 10:35 am. Join Ho’oikaika Partnership System Navigator Heidi Allencastre at the Kahawai Summit for Early Childcare Providers at her session “Utilizing Navigation Services to Link Families with Resources.” Register by April 14th.

Saturday April 22nd, 10 am – 2pm. 2nd Annual Ho’oikaika ‘Ohana Fest at Maui Botanical Gardens. Learn about community resources with more than 30 local agencies! Other activities include Native Hawaiian cultural activities and plant give-away, Maui Bookmobile and reading circles, video showings of “A Journey to Healing,” raffles, prizes, and lots of fun for the whole ʻohana. Entertainment includes Uncle Wayne, hula dancers, and Da Braddahs. Don’t miss Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation by Mayor Bissen at 11 am.

April 24th – 28th, Honolulu. The 20th Annual Hawai`i International Summit Ho’oikaika Partnership is a proud IVAT collaborator and is sponsoring five partners to attend! Conference Details

Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Seven: A Dramatic Reading presented at ProArts Playhouse in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Complimentary admission on a first come, first served basis. Presented by the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Maui.

Wednesday April 26th, 5-6 pm. Ceremony & Candlelight Vigil in honor of crime victims, survivors and their families. Shayna Carroll, Program Director at The Maui Farm and Hoʻoikaika Community Engagement Committee co-chair, will be a keynote speaker. Sponsored by Maui County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at Kalana O Maui County Building Courtyard.

Friday, April 28, 2023 from 3:30pm – 5:15pm. Mai Hana ʻIno Sign Waving. Join Maui Family Support Services, Inc./Kane Connections Program on Kaʻahumanu Ave in front of Kahului Shopping Center / Burger King to “Stand Up Against Abuse … It’s Our Kuleana (responsibility).” MAI – Don’t HANA ʻINO – mistreat, abuse, mutilate, injure, treat cruelly or carelessly; cruelty; cruel, wicked; evil deed, torment.

For more info, contact Kawika Mattos cell (808) 281-6682 or office (808) 793-2816.

April, 2023.  Throughout the month, join us on social media. Like, follow, and share Hoʻoikaika Partnership’s Facebook and Instagram posts. Be on the lookout for special challenges and prize give-aways for participating Maui County residents.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hooikaikapartnership

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hooikaikapartnership/

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The Ho’oikaika Partnership invites the Maui Nui community to join us in promoting activities that strengthen our ‘ohana, support the healthy development of keiki, and prevent maltreatment. While our work happens year-round, we organize special activities each April for National Child Abuse Prevention month such as:


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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we need your help!

Help strengthen families and prevent child abuse by sharing information and resources on social media. The easiest way to participate is by liking and following Ho’oikaika Partnership on Facebook and/or Instagram. Share our posts and tag us @hooikaikapartnership.

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If we all share similar messages repeatedly, we can collectively reach a lot of people! By working together, we can strengthen families and prevent child abuse.


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