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E Holomua i ka ʻIke Kūpuna/Moving Forward in the Wisdom of Our Ancestors
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Thursday, September 29 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Applying Protective Factors with a Cultural Lens

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With the awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and its impact on children today and long term, hear how resilience, support and knowledge helped him by helping other.  Kawika intertwines his life story as he shares the importance of healthy parenting, especially implementing Hawaiian Values in the ‘ohana.  Also understanding the importance of both male and female role-modeling can change the long term effects on children, their resilience and their growth. 

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Kawika Mattos

Program Supervisor, Maui Family Support Services, Inc Kane Connections Program
David “Kawika” Mattos is a dedicated husband, father of five and grandfather of eight.  He also fostered over 20 at-risk teen boys to give them a chance to experience something new.  He believes that ‘ohana should be the piko or center and focus of our lives. Overcoming his... Read More →

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Jayden-Rose Almeida

Care Coordinator/Social Worker, Imua Family Services

Thursday September 29, 2022 10:45am - 11:45am HST
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