About HooikaikaThe goal of the Hooikaika Peer Mentoring project is to help individuals with traumatic brain injury find and use support services. We assist peers by matching them with a knowledgeable mentor and providing monthly training activities.
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Keiki and TBI is a half-hour TV program about how to protect our island’s keiki from traumatic brain injury. Our guests are Aileen Deese (Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii), Bess Tanabe (Department of Education, Special Education Section), and Sherry Lauer (Kapiolani … Continue reading
Written by Gwen Kekaula Imagine this. Valerie Yamada was working as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Hawaii State Hospital when the sound of a buzzer set off a series of events that turned her life upside-down.
Since it began in 2008, the Hooikaika project has grown from a group of many individuals to a close-knit, supportive Ohana. As time goes on, this project will continue to evolve, as we change our focus from TBI research to … Continue reading
Starting in July, Hooikaika will be hosting a series of webinars about support services for individuals with traumatic brain injury. These webinars will highlight services provided by agencies that serve the entire state, including all of Oahu’s neighbor islands. Continue … Continue reading
Bicycling Skills is a half-hour television program about safe bicycling in Hawaii. Our guests are Kari Benes (Department of Health) and Chad Taniguchi (Hawaii Bicycling League). Oahu Airdates 04/24/2012, 07:30 PM, OAHU 52 04/27/2012, 01:30 PM, OAHU 52 05/01/2012, 10:00 … Continue reading
Life Goes On: Veterans and TBI is a half-hour TV program about community services for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Our guests are Dr. James Spira (National Center for PTSD) and Patrick DeBusca (Honolulu Vet Center). Oahu Airdates 04/25/2012, 02:30 … Continue reading
Written by Gwen Kekaula At 36, Greg Lee’s life seemed golden. He was a waiter at Orchids, a five-star restaurant at the five-star Halekulani Hotel. He had two young daughters, five-year old Danielle from a previous marriage and six-month old … Continue reading
Volunteers of the Hooikaika project recently attended the open house of the Stroke Recovery Center of Hawaii, presented by the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. The open house showed off some of the cutting edge technology that is revolutionizing the … Continue reading
Hooikaika volunteer Evelyn Bautista wrote a poem to motivate herself to quit smoking … in 1971! Continue reading to see her humorous rhymes.