The first step to helping another is educating yourself. As a parent, you may feel blindsided to think that your child may have a drug or alcohol problem. This is not the end of the world, but at this difficult crossroads there are a few crucial steps that you as a parent can take that will make a big difference in the life of your child.

DETECTING ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

Signs and
Symptoms

If a parent feels there is something “off” with their teen, they’re probably right. Trust your intuition. Learn about the signs and symptoms of teen drug abuse. Read More >

THE FACTS

Know
the Facts

Teenagers are constantly bombarded with information about drugs. Use this resource to wade through what is true—and what isn’t. Learn more about The Facts and other resources to understand the true impact of drugs and alcohol in your lives. Read More >

UNDERSTANDING TEENS

Transition and
Communication

Adolescence is a time of transition from childhood to adulthood that is filled with possibilities, endless energy, growth spurts and emotional changes that can be filled with conflict and stress. Read More >

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Keiki Yoga on the Lawn at Ka Makana Ali’i

Ka Makana Alii, Kapolei, Every Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00 am
Bring the kids to Ka Makana Aliʻi for free, weekly yoga sessions. Burn off energy, learn basic poses and how to keep still. This event occurs every Thursday ... more »

Kapa’a Gift Fair at the Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church

Kapa'a First Hawaiian Church 4-1325 Kuhio Hwy, Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (1st Saturday) and 9am-6pm (3rd Saturday)
Crafters, Makers, and Artists from around the island present their wares for our Kapaa Gift Fair on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at The Kapaa First Hawaiian ... more »

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert, Kapa’a

All Saints’ Church – Kapaa Kuhio Highway Kapaa, HI , every Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $10 – $25 Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. There are so many songs and stories that we have over ... more »

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert at Princeville Community Center

Princeville Community Center 4334 Emmalani Rd. Princeville, HI 96722 , every Tuesday, 6:00pm
Cost: $10 – $25 Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. There are so many songs and stories that we have over ... more »

Hanapepe Friday Night Festival and Art Walk

Hanapepe at Old Town Hanapepe, HI 96716, every friday, 5:30pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely Come join the festivity! Every Friday evening, Old Town Hanapepe is bustling with fun & activity! With ... more »

Kauai Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert at Hanalei Community Center

Hanalei Community Center Malolo Rd. Hanalei, HI 96714, every Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm
The Hanalei community - In Hanalei, a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of ... more »

Kealia Farm Market and Tour

Kealia Farm, every friday starting June 28, 2019, 3:00pm-7:00pm
The farmers at Kealia offer their produce and products under a covered lanai at Kealia Farm. Visitors can take a wagon ride to tour the farm and waterfall during the ... more »

CONNECTING WITH YOUR KIDS

Parents are
Important

Parents are the strongest influence on the lives of their children. Your words and actions affect every aspect of their growth and the choices they make. Read More >