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Helpful Links

What a parent can do to help: Parents | The Jason Foundation, Inc.

Signs leading to suicide: Warning Signs | The Jason Foundation, Inc.

Effects of drug abuse in teenagers: Side Effects of MDMA (

Ways to stop substance abuse: Overcoming Drug Addiction -

Emerging trends relating to drugs:  Emerging Trends | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)



Keiki O Ka ʻĀina - The Mission of Keiki O Ka ʻĀina Family Learning Centers (KOKA-FLC) is to Educate Children, Strengthen Families, Enrich Communities and Perpetuate Culture. We fulfill our mission by communicating the vital importance of education, advocating for literacy, supporting parents as their keiki’s first and best teacher, and empowering families to undertake leadership roles in their communities. All of this is done within the context of Hawaiian language, traditions and values."

Kauaʻi Resilience Project - "The Kauaʻi Resilience Project is a bold community initiative to build our young people’s ability to overcome adversity and successfully navigate life’s challenges so they can lead enriched, fulfilled and purposeful lives."

TeenLink Hawaiʻi - "The TeenLink Hawaiʻi goal is to provide an effective youth-focused program promoting positive youth development through peer leadership and support, access to relevant information and resources, and connection to a caring social network. The TLH website serves as the home base for the TLH program and provides credible, evidence-based information regarding teen issues and interests. The vast spectrum of subjects and resources encourages a comprehensive literacy and empowers youth to make safe and well-informed decisions."

Hale ʻŌpio Kauaʻi - "Hale ʻŌpio Kauaʻi, Inc. is dedicated to improving young people’s quality of life, enhancing a sense of belonging, increasing self-awareness, and strengthening ʻOhana by providing residential and community programs for education, prevention, court diversion, and treatment."

Hale Kipa - "Hale Kipa’s Community-Based Outreach & Advocacy Programs on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi provides strategic outreach and linkages to build community relationships with youth and young adults ages 10 through 21 and their families. Educational support, skill building, advocacy and case management services are also provided. Services are provided for up to 18 months."

Hina Mauka Teen CARE - "Teen CARE has been helping Hawaiʻi’s youth since 1987. Our services are CARF accredited and funded by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Department of Health, and the Hawaiʻi Judiciary. Teen CARE provides substance use disorder treatment and prevention for youth, as well as youth experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges in the home or community."