Webinar #1

Disaster Preparedness

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Webinar #1

Disaster Preparedness

Introducing participants to the series, providing a historical and decolonial context on disaster response, and using it to catalyze post-traumatic intergenerational healing.

Participants will: 

  1. Participants will define the relationship between historical trauma and disaster response among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. 
  2. Participants will understand a Hawaiian Conceptual Framework for Healing and Post-traumatic Growth among Native Hawaiian Women.
  3. Participants will identify a strategy for deepening perspectives on “disaster” based on individual perspective and circumstance while identifying clinical signs and symptoms related to trauma, mental illness, and substance misuse.  

KaloHaloanakalaukapalili; Eldest brother of Hawaiian race, tying Hawaiians to the land and this plant which is symbolic of Hawaiians.

Kiʻi Kahiko – representing ancient practices and early beginnings.

Coral polyps – a visual marker standing in for the Kumulipo, or one of the creation chants that speak about Hawaiʻiʻs beginnings.

Hāʻule ka lā

Hāʻule ka pō

Hāʻule ka lani

Hāʻule ka nīʻau

Hōʻale ka lepo pōpolo

The sun falls

The night falls

The heavens fall

The structure falls

The black soil billows

Translation provided by Kuʻulei Perreira-Keawekane:

Application: A call to dismember violent and non-resonant structures for the uprising of healing and truth. A call for radical healing. An acknowledgement of hardship and a catalyst to activate resilience.

ONE: Wai Wai Waikumu

ALL: Waikumu

ONE: Waikumu Kamane

ALL: Kamane

ONE: Kamane Kamao

ALL: Kamao

ONE: Mai Mwichuwich kirisitiw

ALL: Kirisitiw

ONE: Rekin iwa edumute

ALL: Edumute

ONE: Wai Wai Waikumu

ALL: Waikumu

Application: A call to the community to come together in one rhythm. 

Following the opening ceremony, Community Navigator Innocenta Sound-Kikku will present on the central topic and kūkākūkā about the webinar theme.

Led by Dr. Dayna Schultz, patient stories or case studies will be utilized to provide examples of how each topic is related to serious mental illness and substance misuse with an emphasis on clinical signs and symptoms.

Guest Speaker Spotlight

Dr. Tammy Martin, PhD MSW

Tammy Kahalaopuna Kahoʻolemana Martin was born and raised on the windward side of O’ahu. She earned her Ph.D in Social Welfare and MSW degree from the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. As a Native Hawaiian female community researcher, she feels a strong kuleana (responsibility) bestowed upon her by kūpuna (elders) and ʻohana (family) to conduct research that will lead to the betterment of Native Hawaiian communities.

Please read Dr. Martin’s article co-authored by Aunty Lynette Kaʻopuiki Paglinawan and Dr. Scott K. Okamoto on “Moving from Darkness to Light“.

Our Training Kits

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for this webinar. For more information, please email uludrs@hawaii.edu. Please complete this survey to receive your CEUs:

Emergency Proclamations and Community Resilience in Hawaiʻi (Version 1.0)
The Māpuna Lab
Department of Social Work
Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

Mauli Ola: Cultural Context to the ʻUlu DRS State Disaster Response Training (Version 1.2)
Kuʻulei Perreira-Keawekane
The Māpuna Lab
Department of Social Work Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

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