Parenting Education & Family Support
Volunteer-facilitated peer support groups for families with children birth to 5 years old. Groups meet for 12 sessions, once weekly to discuss parenting challenges and triumphs, to receive information and support about parenting, to meet new families in their neighborhood, and to offer organized play time for their children. Referrals are provided if necessary. Special groups can also be formed on request (teen parents, single parents, homeless families, dads, etc). Any families with children birth to 5 years old, going through the “normal joys and frustrations of parenting”. Groups in Kaneohe, Kailua, Manoa, Honolulu, Ewa and Kapolei. More areas to be covered soon!
To use services: Interested parents must call in themselves; Family Hui provides information, referrals if necessary, and gets information to put parents on the list for the next group.
(Department of Health – Children with Special Health Needs Branch, Early Intervention Section)
Information and referral system to connect families with a “care coordinator” who can help answer questions and get child evaluated for developmental delays or other special needs, and link families to needed services and other parents.
PARENTS, Inc. strengthens families by providing resources, skills, support and advocacy to create a cycle of positive parenting. Programs include:
Parenting and Recovery Program;
Fatherhood Support Program;
Workshops for professionals focusing on identifying, reporting, and understanding child abuse and neglect, as well as the prevention of child abuse;
Comprehensive Counseling and Support Services Programs (by referral only)