Community Trauma Informed Care for Children, Youths & Families

April 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Maui Beach Hotel, Elleair Ballroom

Children have better health and safety outcomes with early identification of risk and protective factors.  Creating nurturing and supportive communities can bring traumatized children to productive and healthy adult life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify 5 biological and environmental factors that put children at risk for physical and psychological trauma.
  2. Identify 3 recommendations to effectively reintegrate HYCF youths back in the community.
  3. Identify 3 best practices to prevent homelessness, entry into the juvenile and adult justice system, fatality, near fatality and suicide amongst teens.
  4. Identify 3 resources to assist in the transition of incarcerated parents and youths back in the community; and assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
  5. Identification, intervention, preventative factors, and the response network needed to meet the complex needs of this traumatized population of vulnerable children

Speaker’s Biography:  The criminal justice system: A place of healing: Mark Patterson at TEDxHonolulu in November 2012.  Mark Patterson is currently the Warden of the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.    Former Warden, Women’s Community Correctional Center.   Mark Patterson’s vision for the Women’s Community Correctional Center is to create a Puuhonua — a sanctuary, a place of healing and transformation. His strategy includes taking a community-building approach through partnership formation that will have a transforming systemic effect on the Criminal Justice System, utilizing mind, body, spirit and place-perspective, and incorporating a trauma informed system of care framework. With over 25 years of public safety experience in both Hawaii and Nevada, his career began as an adult corrections officer.  Mark was raised on the island of Oahu in Waianae, he is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and holds a degree in criminology from Florida State University.

Jessica R. Munoz, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, Founder and President of Ho’ola Na Pua, a Hawaii based 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose purpose is to provide special treatment campus for commercial sexually exploited children.  She is also an emergency room nurse practitioner for U.S. Acute Care Solutions. Jessica is a resident of Hawaii where for 10 years she has mentored high-risk youth and is leading advocate for holistic services to this vulnerable youth population.

Terry Corkins, Program Director for Ho’ola Na Pua’s Starfish Mentoring Program.  Terry is a certified staff and volunteer trainer providing training on CSEC basics, direct-care services, mentoring, trauma-informed care and crisis prevention. Terry received Group Home Administrator Certification for the State of California and is a Certified Crisis Prevention Institute Trainer. They will provide training on working with sexually exploited youths.

Debbi Amaral, Early Childhood Services Director at Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Over 30 years of experience as an Educator and Administrator in the Early Childhood arena and notably at MEO in evidenced based programs such as Head Start, Kahi Kamali’i Infant/Toddler, Free to Grow ‘Ohana Strengthening, and Free to Be.

Carole Vida, Head Start Family Strengthening Program Manager at MEO, Inc.  Carole is a Certified Protective Factor Trainer and work with incarcerated women connecting them to their children and families while serving time in prison.

8:30-4:30, with sign-in from 7:45-8:30
Light breakfast and buffet lunch included

Presented by the Maui County Children’s Justice Committee. Funded by the Federal Children’s Justice Act Grant.

Registration:  $50.  Registration and scholarship application deadline: April 12, 2017 (or until class is full)

Scholarship requests will be accepted.  We do not want anyone to be prohibited from attending due to the registration fee. Early registration is suggested, as there is a limit to the number of attendees.