HFAA is home to the first Certified Parent Support Providers (CPSP) and first Certified Family Peer Specialists (CFPS) recognized Nationally by the National Federation of Families in the State of Hawaii. We are the Statewide Chapter of the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, a national organization of families dedicated to moving systems service change forward.
Helping Families Help Themselves in an authentic way...because we've been there too!
If your child seems emotionally or behaviorally 'different'...we can HELP! Our PSP's are highly qualified - using their unique 'lived experience' to work with families and connect them to the help and resources they need. We support families best, because we understand - we're Parents too!
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week ~ May 2 - 8, 2021
Each year, Hawaii Families As Allies celebrates the National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day as we always have for the past 20+ years. HFAA has brought awareness to our communities by planning and participating in different community events throughout the state. Here are some key messages about Children's Mental Health Awareness:
- 1 in 5 Children suffer from a mental health challenge
- Of those Children, less than 20% get the support/services they need
- Children, youth and their families are faced with stigma
- Available resources can be limited depending upon where you live
- Access to services remains a constant challenge in finding help
HFAA is here to help support families along their journey. Contact us today at (808) 682-1511 or email us at email@example.com to find out more!
LATEST NEWS - SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED: EDUCATION AND MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19
The National Federation of Families released the results of a recent survey that targeted feedback from our families across the nation regarding education. A huge disparity is known regarding the lack of IEP implementation and supports and we know this is a collective concern that spans across the US.