FREE Early Childhood Development Training Event


Dr. James Perrin, immediate past president, American Academy of Pediatrics and Chair in Pediatrics, 


Dr. Ellen Perrin, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, the Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center

Sponsored by:
Ho‘oikaika Partnership, with funding from Hawai‘i Children's Trust Fund and Prevent Child Abuse Hawai‘i

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dr. Ellen Perrin, 4-5pm
Dinner, 5-6:15pm
Dr. Jim Perrin, 6:15-8pm

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., Classroom 1
99 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

Free, including dinner
Pre-registration is required
CME status pending (there may be a cost for CME)

Who should attend:
  • Community Organizers
  • Providers of Services to Families and Children
  • Administrators of Child-Serving Organizations
  • Teachers
  • Early Childhood Care Providers
  • Home Visiting Specialists
  • Parent Community Networking Center Coordinators
  • Family Court Personnel
  • Pediatricians
  • Family Medicine Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physicians Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • YOU!

For more information visit the event website or go directly to the registration form.

Supporting Children’s Resilience through Grassroots Advocacy and Responsive Early Childhood Systems
Developing Comprehensive Systems for Screening, Surveillance, Referral and Follow-Up for Children Age 0-5

Presentation objectives:

At the end of the evening, attendees will be able to:

·         identify current local initiatives related to timely developmental and behavioral screening, referral, and follow-up for children birth to three, particular those most at risk.

·         discuss how we as a community can ensure that screenings are happening, that referrals are coordinated, and service provision is tracked and shared to benefit children and families.

·         understand children’s resilience in the broad spectrum of positive, tolerable and toxic stress environments in the first 1,000 days.

·         build program capacity to support building children’s resilience growing up in toxic stress environments particularly in the critical first three years.

·         promote grassroots advocacy for resiliency-supportive policies at program and state levels with a wide range of early childhood health, early learning and family support providers serving children birth to three and their families.

Questions? Email Ho‘oikaika Partnership coordinator Karen Worthington or call 808-214-9336.
April is the month each year when we focus attention on the more than 700,000 identified child victims of abuse and neglect each year. These children are only a fraction of the total number who are harmed each year by adults responsible for their care--the majority of children who are abused and neglected never come to the attention of the child protection system. The picture below was taken from the Fourth National Incidence Study of Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4), published in 2010.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, its Child Welfare Information Gateway, and the FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention created a resource guide that is a good starting place for information about preventing child abuse by supporting parents and families. Strengthening Families and Communities: 2011 Resource Guide provides research-based information on the five protective factors that promote resilience in families and children and reduce abuse and neglect:

  • nurturing and attachment, 
  • knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development, 
  • parental resilience, 
  • social connections, 
  • concrete supports for parents.

Preventing child abuse saves lives, prevents crime, and saves money. These benefits and more are discussed in my op-ed, If you Want to Prevent Crime, Work to Prevent Child Abuse, published March 31, 2011, in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

For more information on Child Abuse Prevention month activities and resources, see Prevent Child Abuse America.