The Need for Culturally Relevant, Family-based Substance Use Prevention Interventions for Rural Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Youth

Flier for Substance Use Prevention in NHPI Youth

This workshop is presented in partnership with Papa Ola Lōkahi and the AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence. Substance use initiation often occurs during adolescence, and early initiation is commonly associated with problematic substance use, such as substance use disorders. National and local public health data consistently demonstrate that Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) youth have disproportionately high rates of substance use and substance use disorder. NHPI rural youth, with their unique cultural and social context, face specific challenges in substance use prevention, particularly related to familial relationships. There is a critical need for research that can inform culturally relevant, family-based substance use prevention interventions for these youth. This presentation will: highlight youth substance use trends in Hawai‘i, discuss risk and protective factors for youth substance use in Hawai‘i, and explore familial influences on youth substance use in rural Hawai‘i, including the impact of cultural and social determinants of health.


What will you learn?

  • Trends in youth substance use in Hawai‘i
  • Risk and protective factors for youth substance use in Hawai‘i
  • Familial influences on youth substance use in rural Hawai‘i

Who is this workshop for?
Community and state-level substance use prevention practitioners, researchers, and allied health partners, especially those engaged in substance use prevention efforts with Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth and families.


Looking to receive continuing education contact hours?
Papa Ola Lōkahi (NASWHI-CEP-13) has been designated an approved provider of social work continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers Hawai’i Chapter. The Papa Ola Lokahi maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved by the State of Hawaii Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (Approval# ADAD-24-086) for up to 1.5 contact hour(s). NOTE: Participants are responsible for submitting proof of attendance to their respective certification or licensing board. ʻOhana CoE & Papa Ola Lōkahi do not submit this information on behalf of training participants.

Participants will receive a link to verify attendance at the end of the workshop.


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Workshop Presenters

Sarah Momilani Marshall is an Assistant Professor in the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She received her PhD in social welfare from UH Mānoa’s Thompson School and her MSW from San Josè State University. Her program of research concentrates on understanding social, behavioral, and cultural determinants of health within rural Hawaiian communities, especially those that impact substance use resistance among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) youth. As a Native Hawaiian researcher, she is passionate about addressing health disparities and pursuing health equity for indigenous populations and elevating the voice of Indigenous perspectives. In addition to substance use prevention, she is also currently involved in community-engaged, culturally-based research that seeks to magnify the dissemination of an innovative Native Hawaiian Health Survey and to integrate Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) into the data collection efforts of Community Health Workers in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Pre-Application Training

Join us for an ANA Pre-Application Training across the Pacific!
Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) are coming soon!
ANA will offer up to $1.5 million in grants to fund three- to five-year projects addressing social and economic development; cultural preservation and perpetuation; Native language immersion, preservation and maintenance, and more.

Are you developing a project to help your Native community? Do you work for or with a nonprofit organization that is led by and serves Native communities of Amerika Sāmoa, CNMI, Guåhan, or Hawai’i?

Join our Pacific Region Training & Technical Assistance Specialists at one of the following free, two-day ANA Pre-Application Trainings across the Pacific to learn how to prepare a competitive application for an ANA grant.


WHAT TO EXPECT AT A PRE-APPLICATION TRAINING
In these two-day trainings, we’ll go through this year’s Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOS), share tips on how to articulate the strengths of your community-based project effectively, take a deep dive into the evaluation criteria reviewers will use to score your application, and go over the step-by-step process of how to submit an application.

Due to limited capacity, we will not be able to accept walk-in participants. Registration is required and participants are requested to attend both days of the training events.


ELIGIBILITY
Registering organizations must be eligible for ANA grant funding. If your nonprofit serves Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Carolinian, Native American, or Alaska Native peoples, and if your Board of Directors is 51% or more Native-led, then you are eligible for this free training.

Please see registration forms linked below for more details on eligibility requirements and registrant information.


MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION

Open Dialogue on LGBT and Pacific Islander Mental Health: Lived Experiences of a Veteran  

Come join in on the next webinar in the ‘Ohana Center of Excellence web series focused on the intersection of LGBT Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander mental health.

K Mataōtama Strohl (they/them) will be sharing their lived experiences at the intersection of being a Black, Sāmoan, Queer, Transgender, and disabled veteran with ADHD, PTSD, and substance use disorder. The presentation will focus on K’s experiences in order to educate and increase awareness for those in the LGBT, Black, Sāmoan, and veteran community as well as their providers. Dr. Lesther Papa (he/him/siya/esuna) will be hosting this open dialogue and encourages attendees to be open, curious, and ask questions to learn more about K’s experiences together.


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Workshop Presenters

In 2018, K decided to take their own life after internalizing the behavior of an unsafe workplace. After years of working in Aviation Maintenance and Human Resources (HR), K made a pivot towards work that would allow them to continue to serve others. They now work with organizations to create psychologically safe environments for people who share their identities or their lived experiences and coach individuals on how to make boundaried decisions that prioritize their mental health.

K is Black, Sāmoan, Queer ,Transgender and a disabled veteran. K lives with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a Substance Use Disorder.

Hānai Ahu: Development and Launch

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. 

What is your ahu?
What is your pua‘a?


Next Steps: Development and Launch

Kealiʻimakamanaonalani Poʻoloa leads the seventh training in the Hānai Ahu: Anchoring Culture in Substance Use Treatment & Prevention Models series in collaboration with the AANHPI ‘Ohana of Excellence. This is Makawalu Naʻauʻao Primary Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use: Reconnecting to Culture, Part 4 ~ Next Steps: Development and Launch

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience and identify ways SAMHSAʻs Working Definition of Recovery can be utilized through engaging with the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Primary Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use.
  •  Participants will learn how to utilize The Impacts of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0 to understand the importance of itʻs relation to place based learning as presented in the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Primary Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use, as it relates to substance use and recovery.
  • Participants will understand how the activities presented in the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Primary Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use, a culturally based curriculum can be applied in their professional role using the 12 Core Functions of a Counselor for Substance Use (CSAC) working with middle school to high school age youth.

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Hānai Ahu: Patient and Practitioner Empowerment through AI

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. 

What is your ahu?
What is your pua‘a?


Patient and Practitioner Empowerment through AI

Hawaii Opioid Initiative (HOI) Workgroup members, social workers, health care providers, and community members will come together to learn the Ahupua’a Framework and its applications. Attendees will learn how AI can empower them as patients and/or practitioners within the healthcare system. Specific 1 examples of the use of AI will involve substance use.

Learning Objective 1
Participants will understand the history and use of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) acronym in data collection and the importance of data disaggregation for other Pacific Islanders in Hawai‘i.

Learning Objective 2
Participants will identify strategies to avoid creating harm with data-informed decision making and evaluation by understanding how data can provide context on historical and generational trauma of different population groups which can be used as a CSAC screening tool.

Learning Objective 3
Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience with cultural knowledge to develop strategies for inclusion of programming that serves the other Pacific Island communities.


DOWNLOADS & REPLAY

This event has passed. You can watch the replay on our YouTube, or here on the website.

Hānai Ahu: Train the Trainers: Curriculum Framework & Application

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. 

What is your ahu?
What is your pua‘a?


Train the Trainers: Curriculum Framework & Application

Kealiʻimakamanaonalani Poʻoloa leads the seventh 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 3 – Train the Trainers: Curriculum Framework & Application.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience and identify how holistic recovery pathways in the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Preventative Curriculum, a culturally based curriculum for middle and high school students, is aligned with SAMHSA’s Working Definition of Recovery.
  • Participants will learn how the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Primary Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use is integrated with The Impacts of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0.
  • Participants will identify how educational, culture-based health frameworks, Pilinahā and 4MAT, may be applied to substance use prevention among middle and high school students.

DOWNLOADS & REPLAY

This event has passed. You can watch the replay on our YouTube, or here on the website.

Hānai Ahu: The “Other” Pacific Islanders: Who is Micronesia in the NHPI Communities We Serve in Hawaiʻi’s Health Systems

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. 

What is your ahu?
What is your pua‘a?


The “Other” Pacific Islanders: Who is Micronesia in the NHPI Communities We Serve in Hawaiʻi’s Health Systems

Summary: Hawaii Opioid Initiative (HOI) Workgroup members, social workers, health care providers, and community members will come together to learn about the importance of data disaggregation of the Pacific Islander population in Hawai‘i centered around SAMHSA’s Recovery Model, The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Abuse Counselor, and Papa Ola Lōkahi’s The Impacts of Colonization on ʻAhupuaʻa Conceptualization V3.0. Attendees will be equipped with learning tools to facilitate deeper connections to the Micronesian communities represented in Hawaii which can be engaged in their personal and professional practices.

Learning Objective 1
Participants will understand the history and use of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) acronym in data collection and the importance of data disaggregation for other Pacific Islanders in Hawai‘i.

Learning Objective 2
Participants will identify strategies to avoid creating harm with data-informed decision making and evaluation by understanding how data can provide context on historical and generational trauma of different population groups which can be used as a CSAC screening tool.

Learning Objective 3
Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience with cultural knowledge to develop strategies for inclusion of programming that serves the other Pacific Island communities.


DOWNLOADS & REPLAY

This event has passed. You can watch the replay on our YouTube, or here on the website.

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

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. 

What is your ahu?
What is your pua‘a?


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.

DOWNLOADS & REPLAY

This event has passed. You can watch the replay on our YouTube, or here on the website.

Hānai Ahu: Understanding the Upstream – How does the Compact of Free Association (COFA) affect Social Determinants of Health and Policy for Federated States of Micronesia migrants in Hawaiʻi

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. 

What is your ahu?
What is your pua‘a?

Artwork illustrated by Kealiʻimakamanaʻonalani Parker Poʻoloa


Understanding the Upstream – How does the Compact of Free Association (COFA) affect Social Determinants of Health and Policy for Federated States of Micronesia migrants in Hawaiʻi

Hawaii Opioid Initiative (HOI) Workgroup members, social workers, health care providers, and community members will come together to learn the Ahupua’a Framework and its applications. Understanding the Upstream: How does the Compact of Free Association (COFA) affect Social Determinants of Health and Policy for Federated States of Micronesia migrants in Hawaii aims to provide insight on how upstream protective and risk factors dictated by the Compacts of Free Association affect pathways that may lead to substance use and prevention.

Learning Objective 1
Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience and learn how (the) Understanding the Upstream: How does the Compact of Free Association (COFA) affect Social Determinants of Health and Policy for Federated States of Micronesia migrants in Hawaii fits into the SAMHSA’s Working Definition of Recovery and the Ahupua’a Model.

Learning Objective 2
Participants will learn to identify the barriers to substance use prevention and care that acculturation can create for Federated States of Micronesia Compact of Free Association (COFA) migrants in Hawaii using the Ahupua’a Model.

Learning Objective 3
Participants will understand how to utilize the Ahupua’a Model to improve health services access for Federated States of Micronesia Compact of Free Association (COFA) migrants.


DOWNLOADS & REPLAY

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Hānai Ahu: Looking to the Past: Substance Use Curricula Overview with Kanoelani Davis

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. 

What is your ahu?
What is your pua‘a?

Artwork illustrated by Kealiʻimakamanaʻonalani Parker Poʻoloa


Looking to the Past: Substance Use Curricula Overview with Kanoelani Davis

Kealiʻimakamanaonalani Poʻoloa leads us through the third 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 1 ~ Looking to the Past: Substance Use Curricula Overview with Kanoelani Davis.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn how to utilize The Impacts of Colonization on Ahupuaʻa. Conceptualization, V3.0 to understand the historical importance of the impacts of colonization on the indigenous connection to ʻāina and the disconnection to ʻāina, as it relates to substance use and recovery.
  • Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience and identify how the different recovery pathways in the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Preventative Curriculum, a culturally based curriculum fit into SAMHSA’s Working Definition of Recovery.
  • Participants will understand how to utilize the Makawalu Naʻauʻao Preventative Curriculum, a culturally based curriculum in their professional role.

DOWNLOADS & REPLAY

This event has passed. You can watch the replay on our YouTube, or here on the website.