Learn about resources and tools available for parents and caregivers to engage with their children and create safe spaces in which to have meaningful conversations about difficult topics. Panelists will share insights into the ways parents and caregivers can support the social, emotional, and mental well-being of themselves and their families. Question & answer session to follow panel discussion.
Registration is required for this free Zoom webinar.
Kimberly Allen, LSW (she/they) is a “Practice Development Specialist” with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD). Kim has worked for the CAMHD for 13 years, during which time she started a “Safe Spaces Committee” aimed at improving the mental health services of the CAMHD, its contracted providers, and the system of care for LGBTQ+ youth and families.
Robin Lee is the Center Chief at the Maui Family Guidance Center within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) at the Department of Health. She has been with CAMHD for 9 and a half years with six of those years being at the Maui Family Guidance Center. Prior to coming to Maui, she was the Branch Chief at the Family Court Liaison Branch on Oahu, where she worked with youth who were involved in the juvenile justice system. In addition to her duties as Center chief, Robin participates in conducting LGBTQ trainings for staff, contracted providers, and various social service and government agencies in Hawaii. Robin also volunteers as a co-presenter for Mental Health America for the Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention as well as Suicide Prevention 101 trainings.
Dr. Kaniala Kekaulike is a private practice Native Hawaiian Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in the State of Hawaii. His special training and skills in working with individuals, groups, and communities to improve mental health by discussing emotions, experiences, and holistic solutions. Dr. Kekaulike is an adjunct professor at Wayland Baptist University where he teaches graduate courses in counseling psychology. His background includes a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa; A Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu; and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University-Hawaii.