Here’s a subject many parents shy away from due to not being sure how to communicate with their children on this sensitive and important subject. Parents Inc. and our moderators will be sharing with our parenting group ways to communicate to children on this subject. Guest speakes from Parent’s Inc. will include *Regina Puritan, Big Island Director, and *Danielle Stain, Clinical Supervisor.
The important points in this class is sharing material that is age appropriate presented in a nurturing way. The class will share ways to build a bond between child and parent(s) so children will openly seek the parent’s knowledge instead of going to other children or inappropriate media. We hope you will join our fun group. Anyone parenting is invited, especially dads.
Moderators(s): Carl Okuyama and Leonard Mukai, Ph.D.
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Pot Luck Dinner, No Fees
Sitter: Amy Okuyama (librarian) will help sit the children. If you would like to help sit the children, your assistance would be appreciated.
Place: Carl and Amy’s Place, 1346 Kilikina Street, Hilo, located above Hilo Medical Center; take second left street passed Hilo Medical center – Lahi Street; then take first right – Kilikina Street; then drive down the hill .4 mile to 1346 Kilikina; on the left side; two-story grey and white colored house.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Carl at (808) 937-4392, or Amy (808) 938-8977.
*Danielle Spain, Clinical Supervisor has lived in Hilo since 1992. She obtained a double Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Communication from UH Hilo as well as her certification in treating addiction. In 2002 she received her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has a small private counseling practice working with juvenile sex offenders and she and her husband are foster parents for high risk youth. Her past experience includes: 10 years working in the field of addiction eventually becoming the Director of Operations for the Big Island Substance Abuse Council. She then went and worked for various non-profits here in Hilo gaining experience working with a number of social ills including poverty, domestic violence, sex assault and high risk youth. Most recently she worked for the Department of Human Services Child Welfare as an investigator. In July of 2010 PARENTS Inc was awarded the VCM contract and she came to work for PARENTS Inc.