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Hānai Ahu: Knowing Our Audience: Meeting Our Youth Where They’re At in Hawaiʻi and Abroad with Trevor Atkins

July 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am HST

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PRESENTED BY THE AANHPI ʻOHANA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, MĀPUNA LAB, and PAPA OLA LŌKAHI

Join the Māpuna Lab’s virtual summer training series: Hānai Ahu: Anchoring Culture in Substance Use Treatment & Prevention Models. The series focuses on adopting cultural anchors for substance use treatment and prevention strategies. This series provides a tri-lens cultural view of substance use emphasizing “The Impacts of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0” framework that recently launched with the Hawaiʻi State Plan for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Department of Health. Learn more at mapunalab.com/hanai-ahu. 

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Knowing Our Audience: Meeting Our Youth Where They’re At in Hawaiʻi and Abroad with Trevor Atkins

Kealiʻimakamanaonalani Poʻoloa leads us through the fifth training in the Hānai Ahu: Anchoring Culture in Substance Use Treatment & Prevention Models series in collaboration with the AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence! This is Makawalu Naʻauʻao Primary Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use: Reconnecting to Culture – Part 2 – Knowing Our Audience: Meeting Our Youth Where Theyʻre At in Hawaiʻi and Abroad with Trevor Atkins.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience and identify how addressing trauma through the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Preventative Curriculum, a culturally based curriculum(s) fit into SAMHSA’s Working Definition of Recovery.
  • Participants will learn how to utilize The Impacts of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0 to understand the root causes of trauma disconnection from our past, and the ‘āina that impact our keiki, as it relates to substance use and recovery.
  • Participants will understand how to utilize the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Preventative Curriculum, a culturally based curriculum in their professional role.

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