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
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
Life Goes On: Work and TBI is a discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing persons with TBI who are returning to work. Channel Olelo 52 Airdates Wednesday, 4/13/11, 7:30 pm Thursday, 4/14/11, 11:00 am Wednesday, 4/20/11, 9:00 am Thursday, … Continue reading
During September, Hooikaika will be re-airing a TV program about living with traumatic brain injury entitled “Life Goes On After Traumatic Brain Injury: True Stories of Recovery.” Airdates September 16 – Channel 52, 3:00 pm September 23 – Channel 52, 11:30 … Continue reading
Hooikaika Project Coordinator Mari Nakamura has created this public service announcement explaining the acronym “TBI.” Thanks to all the volunteers who shared their stories on the video.