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

Yoga in the Park at Victoria Ward Park

Victoria Ward Park, October 24, 2019, 5:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary yoga class at Ward Village! https://www.wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-yoga ... more »

Kailua Night Market

340 Ulunui Street, Kailua, October 19, 2019 5pm-9pm
Every 3rd Saturday of the month a special night market takes place in Kailua around Ulunui St & Auliki St.  Join the fun and festivities into the evening.  There will ... more »

Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival

Waikiki, Kalakaua Ave, October 19, 2019, 11:30am-6:00pm
Line Waikiki streets and watch a 1000 participants march in the colorful Honolulu Pride Parade.  The festival begins as the parade ends in Kapiolani Park.  Several DJ’s will keep the ... more »

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 »

Pau Hana Trivia Night at Anaina Community Park

Anaina Hou Community Park, 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea, HI 96754, First Friday of the month, 6:00pm
Bring the kids! There’s a big lawn for the keiki to run around on and/or board games to borrow. Everyone is welcome! Come early to save your team a table ... more »

Community Caring Day at Lawai International Center

Lawai International Center, 3381 Wawae Rd, Kalaheo, HI 96741, Every Saturday August 3-December 7, 2019, 9:00am
Lawai International Center is sparkling from the caring hands of helpful volunteers. Please join us as we nurture the grounds and plant orchids together on every first Saturday of the ... 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 »

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 >