Child Abuse Prevention

Working together to keep our 'ohana healthy, safe & supported

A Hui Dedicated to Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect in Maui County

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Activities for Child Abuse Prevention

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 including:

2024 ʻOhana Fest will take place at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens on Saturday April 6 from 10 am – 2 pm.

ʻOhana Fest

Hoʻoikaika Partnership Hosts the annual ‘Ohana Fest, a gathering for families and keiki to enjoy fun activities, receive concrete supports, and learn about community resources

Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of child abuse prevention through press releases, news articles, radio shows and social media

Mayor's Proclamation

We co-sponsor the Mayor’s Proclamation in partnership with the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui and sharing the Friends’ annual prevention supplement

Learn More About Our Work

A special presentation for community groups and partner agencies to learn about child abuse prevention and the work of our coalition

Monthly Meeting

Join Hoʻoikaika Partnership at our monthly meeting to prevent child abuse in Maui County.

Maui County Council Resolution

Thank you for participating and making a difference.

Hoʻoikaika Partnership’s Public Education & Advocacy committee worked with Councilmember Gabe Johnson’s office to develop the resolution. If all goes as planned, the Council will hear public testimony on this ceremonial resolution on Friday April 19. The meeting begins at 9 am and the resolution will be first after opening remarks. Council Chamber, located on the 8th floor of the Kalana O Maui Building at 200 South High St in Wailuku.

Maui County Council Resolution

Friday, April 19

Thank you for participating and making a difference.

200 S. High Street
Kalana O Maui Bldg, 8th Floor
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Social Media for Child Abuse Prevention

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.

Like & Follow

The easiest way to participate is by liking and following Ho’oikaika Partnership on Facebook and/or Instagram.


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.

Use Hashtags

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Tag Us

Share our posts and our partnersʻ posts, your thoughts on child abuse prevention, pictures, and tag us @hooikaikapartnership

Zoom Backgrounds

Introducing our collection of free Zoom backgrounds for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Show your support by using these engaging and informative backgrounds during your virtual meetings. Help spread awareness and strengthen families by incorporating these backgrounds into your Zoom calls. Download now and join us in our mission to prevent child abuse.

Zoom Background 2
2023 HP Zoom Background with Kalo Boy
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Ho'oikaika Partnership 2023 HP Annual Conference Zoom Background

Download Zoom Backgrounds Instructions

Click on image and drag to your desktop. Thatʻs it!

Do This First! Update Zoom

  1. Within the Zoom app, select your profile icon on the top-right of the screen
  2. Select ‘Check for Updates’. If there is a newer version of Zoom available, it will download automatically
  3. To finish the installation, click ‘Update’

      Instructions to Add to Zoom Background

      1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client
      2. Click your profile picture in the top-right, then click Settings
      3. Select Backgrounds & Filters
      4. Check “I have a green screen,” if you have a physical green screen already set up
      5. Click on an image or video to select the desired virtual background

          ʻOhana Fest

          Hoʻoikaika Partnership holds an annual event in April called the ʻOhana Fest that offers a day of fun and learning for families that participate in partner agency programs. Please join our free event on April 6, 2024 from 10 am – 2 pm. Agencies register now! 

          ʻOhana Fest 2024

          ʻOhana Fest 2024

          ʻOhana Fest 2024 took place at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens on Saturday April 6 from 10am-2pm, theme is “Journey to Make Pono.”

          2023 ‘Ohana Fest Event

          2023 ‘Ohana Fest Event

          Ho’oikaika Partnership hosted an event for National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2023, demonstrating community support for keiki & families.

          Past Child Abuse Prevention Events & Resources

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