Greeting The New Year

New Years can be a hopeful time of self-evaluation and goal setting. Neighborhood Place of Puna encourages families to always re-evaluate their habits, dynamics and goals to become stronger, healthier households. We know that self-awareness, willingness to change, consistency and clarity can drastically improve the health of families and individuals. …

Addressing Justice and Equality in our Community

Neighborhood Place of Puna exists to help families recognize their strengths to raise safe and healthy children. In 2002, Neighborhood Place of Puna was formed to address disproportionately high rates of child abuse and neglect in East Hawaii. We know there are many contributing factors that may increase a family’s …

Preventing Anxiety and Trauma in Keiki During Covid-19

Mental Health Awareness Month  Preventing Anxiety and Trauma in Keiki   During the pandemic children and families all around the world are experiencing increased risk of stress and fear. Although stay-at-home orders are being lifted, we know that the risk for contracting COVID-19 is not gone. ‘Ohanas and individuals must …