Month: September 2014

ScreamFree Parenting Workshop set

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Professional Workshop
Are you looking for ways to better connect with the families you serve?
Learn about the principles of “ScreamFree Parenting” 
A REVOLUTIONARY concept to help professionals strengthen family relationships

  Workshop Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

 Topic: ScreamFree Parenting

  Trainer: Lisa Groulx, Executive Director of PARENTS, Inc.

  (6 CEUs, as approved for social workers by NASW Hawaii)
Workshop Objectives: 
1. Parenting is Not About Kids, It’s About Parents

2. Growing Up Is Hard To Do, Especially for Grown-Ups


3. If You’re Not Under Control, Then You Cannot Be In Charge


4. Let the Consequences Do the Screaming











Speaker Bio

Executive Director, Lisa Groulx

Lisa Groulx, Executive Director of PARENTS, Inc., and a Certified ScreamFree Parenting Leader, will be speaking about using ScreamFree in the prevention of trauma. Teaching our parents to be ScreamFree is one of the best arsenals we have to ensure proper communication with our children so that if abuse or trauma occurs, a child will feel comfortable disclosing it immediately.
Lisa has been a Weinberg Fellow since 2011 and is involved in many child abuse and neglect prevention coalitions, including Hawai’i Children’s Trust Fund and the Child Abuse Prevention Planning Council through Prevent Child Abuse Hawai’i. She is also a Certified Master Trainer for the Fatherhood Development Curriculum through the National Partnership for Community Leadership. Lisa became the Executive Director of PARENTS, Inc. in 2008. She has two daughters, aged 14 and 9, and believes that prevention is truly the key to eradicating child abuse and neglect in our society.

Workshop Dates & Venues:


Oahu Workshop: October 17, 2014 (Fri)

Address: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union

                1226 College Walk

                 Honolulu, HI  96817



Hilo Workshop: October 24, 2014 (Fri)

Address:  ILWU Local 142 Hawaii Division Hall

                 100 West Lanikaula Street

                 Hilo, HI  96820


Workshop rate: $65
Student rate: $45
15% discount if 5 or more attend from same agency
(6 CEUs as approved for social workers by NASW Hawaii)


**Light refreshments will be served. Lunch will be on your own.



Registration & Payment

a. Check –  Download the Registration Form and send to our office together          with a check payable to “PARENTS, Inc.”


b. Pay online –

 Oahu workshop, please click here.
                          Hilo workshop, please click here.


c. Purchase Order

Same as check payment, please send the Purchase Order together with the Registration Form.

For inquiry, please call:

(808) 235-0255 for the Oahu workshop

(808) 934-9552 for the Hilo workshop

1. All payments must be submitted with a registration form.

2. Attach a copy of PayPal confirmation email if you don’t get a confirmation receipt no.

3. Cancellations made 3 working days prior to the workshop will be entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter.


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Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park News Release

Release Date:  September 22, 2014
Contact: Jessica Ferracane/ Public Affairs Specialist, (808) 985-6018;
Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

“For the past several weeks, we have been putting all of our efforts into getting approval for an alternate route that can be used during this devastating emergency,” said Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando.

Scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory estimated on Sept. 19 that based on the flow’s location and rate of advancement at that time, lava from Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent could reach Highway 130 in 21 days – but noted as of Sept. 22, the lava flow advance rate has slowed.

The route, mostly within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, would provide emergency access for the community and would not be open for visitor use. Nearly eight miles of the coastal section of Chain of Craters Road is buried beneath rough, hardened lava, and 5.4 miles is within the national park.

The open section of Chain of Craters Road spans 19 miles from the summit of Kīlauea to sea level within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Opened in 1965, the road has been blocked by lava for 37 of its 49-year existence.

To protect park resources, the emergency route will follow the old lava-covered road alignment as much as practicable.

“The NPS is deeply concerned about this potential disaster to our community, our friends, families, employees and volunteers,” said Orlando. “We have been working diligently with our partners to find an acceptable solution in accordance with federal law,” she said.


Video Contest – American Dream Voices of Americans with Disabilities

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National Disability Institute presents


video contest

Individuals with disabilities across America.


Share your American dream in National Disability Institute’s 4th Annual My American Dream – Voices of Americans with Disabilities Video Contest. Do you want to land your dream job? Own a home? Go to college? Start your own business? Share your goals and show America that people with disabilities want what everyone wants – a chance to live their American dreams. Be part of the conversation. Be part of the solution. Be part of advancing the economic empowerment and financial capability of people with disabilities.


Create and submit a three-minute video (no longer, please!) by Sept. 23, 2014 that tells your story and shows the steps you plan to take or the steps you are taking toward your American Dream. Be serious. Be funny. Be creative. How you share your story is up to you. Take a look at previous finalists. Some videos are simple. Some are fancy. It’s the story that matters.

Enter Today!
  • Create a video no longer than three (3) minutes in length that shares your American Dream.
  • Upload your video to your YouTube Account. Don’t have one? Signing up is easy and free. Visit
  • Send us your video’s URL, your full name and phone number by Sept. 23, 2014 to
  • America will vote and select a winner from five (5) finalists beginning October 13, 2014.*

Prize Package

    One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • $1,000
  • A digital tablet*
  • Access to a mentor to help you take steps toward your dream!

*See Official Rules for details
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Ka’u resident and 3rd year HawCC student, Tiare Shibuya ecstatic with KRHCAI Academy programs

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