The Adolescent Wellness Program staff networks with public and private groups,
community organizations, and youth to provide training and technical assistance
relating to adolescent development. These include the following:
Hawaii's Adolescent Wellness Plan: Laulima In Action
Framework for statewide adolescent wellness strategic plan developed by the
Hawaii Adolescent Wellness Team in 1997. Laulima is also the framework for
teen pregnancy prevention in Hawaii.
The Boys and Girls Club implements the nationally recognized "Smart Moves"
curriculum in four sites. This curricula targets 9-12 year old youth
through resistance skill education, peer mentoring, family/significant adult
and community-based activities to support the program.
High and Middle School Surveys
In collaboration with Department of Education (DOE) and other Department of Health(DOH)
branches, the Hawaii School Health Survey Committee supports the implementation
of adolescent population based surveys to monitor risk behaviors that
contribute to mortality, morbidity and social problems among youth.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Training
In partnership with Department of Human Services (DHS) through the
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds, MCHB provides
oversight of DHS contracts with the University of Hawaii for
teen pregnancy prevention training for K-12 grade teachers, counselors,
and administrators; the DOE's Peer Education Program teachers and
middle and high school students; and the Parent and Child Education
Program (PACE) for elementary students and their parents through a
puppet show and interactive activities.
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