Hoʻoikaika Annual Conference Schedule 2022

Hoʻoikaika Annual Conference 2022


E Holomua i ka ʻIke Kūpuna

Moving Forward in the Wisdom of Our Ancestors

The Ho’oikaika Annual Conference is one of the primary ways we build our capacity as health and human service providers. 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.

Hoʻoikaika Annual Conference 2022ʻs Keynote Speaker is Dr. Kimo Alameda

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kimo Alameda

Vice President of Business Operations

Hawaii Island Community Health Center

Dr. Alameda is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and earned his doctorate in psychological, educational, and cultural studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has over 15 years of executive experience in state and county government and has consulted with FQHCs and hospitals statewide to improve their cultural competency and patient experience. Dr. Alameda is currently the Vice President of Hawaii Island Community Health Center serving over 40,000 patients. Dr. Alameda is also a licensed psychologist, a popular lecturer at Hawaii community college, coaches’ basketball at Waiakea High School, and has his own youth athletic program. He and his wife Star are the proud parents of seven children.

Sessions Support New and Seasoned Staff by Providing

  • New content outside our usual, day-to-day.
  • Opportunities to connect with others committed to strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment.
  • Practical and culturally responsive “how to’s” for building resiliency within ourselves, our ‘ohana, and our organizations.
Who Is This Conference For?

Health and human service providers/educators from Maui County and other Hawaiian Islands are welcome to join us for this day of virtual learning and connecting.

  • Participants typically work in a broad range of areas (e.g., early education, home visiting, child welfare, substance abuse and domestic violence prevention/intervention, public health, etc.)
  • New to the field or well-established
  • Direct service providers and administrators

The conference is approved by the state of Hawaii Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) and the National Association of Social Work (NASW) for up to six (6) continuing education contact hours.


FREE! Thanks to our generous conference sponsors Consuelo Foundation, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui, and KS Kaiāulu, there is no charge to participate.

Conference Schedule

Please select the sessions that most interest you. Zoom links will become available via the Sched platform 10 minutes before the start time.

Past Conferences

2023 Conference Videos

2023 Conference Videos

The Hoʻoikaika Annual Conference 2023ʻs videos will focus on building resilience within our ʻohana, organizations, and communities.

2022 Conference Videos

2022 Conference Videos

The Ho’oikaika Annual Conference is one of the primary ways we build our capacity as health and human service providers.

Mana’o From Past Attendees

The overall conference was amazing. Every session that I attended was filled with take-aways and resources that I will utilize with my staff and program.

Overall, attending this conference has ignited more passion within me to rise up and step into my position on the canoe and paddle in unity with everyone else around me.

Today’s conference was extremely heartfelt and inspiring. I was blown away by moʻoleloʻs, cultural protocol, and cultural practices shared, the conference enlightened me and provided me with new tools for my cultural competence tool kit.

Mahalo to Our Generous Sponsors

Ho'oikaika Partnership's partner Kamehameha Schools' logo
Learn More - KS Kaiāulu

KS Kaiāulu is a proud sponsor of the Hoʻoikaika Partnership and itʻs 2023 annual conference, called Kūola Kaiāulu – ʻOhana and Community Resilience. KS Kaiāulu brings together Kamehameha Schools’ scholarships, online learning resources, in person community resource centers, and the partner programs KS supports in the community, all in one place. Through these offerings, KS Kaiāulu aims to grow ‘ōiwi leaders—people who use their knowledge, skill, and passion to strengthen Hawaiʻi, its people, and our global community. Sign-up at kaiaulu.ksbe.edu to get the latest information about the many learning opportunities available through KS Kaiāulu.

Ho'oikaika Partnership's partner Friends of the Children's Justice Center's Logo
Ho'oikaika Partnership's partner, Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation's Logo