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Theresa Kreif, MSW, LSW
Junior Specialist, Assistant to the Dean

Gartley Hall Rm. 204E
Tel: 808.956.6120
E-mail: kreif@hawaii.edu


Education

MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002

BA, Social Work, Wichita State University, 1997

Research Interests

  • Community Development
  • Social and Economic Development
  • International Social Work – Geographic Region of Micronesia

CV

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EDUCATION

MSW 

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2002

Specialization: Community Building with Marginalized Populations, International Focus, Social and Economic Development

BA

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1997

Social Work, Minor: Women’s Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant to the Dean. Tenured Faculty, Junior Specialist. 1/2015-6/2015 interim,7/2015-present. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health including the Center on Aging. Honolulu, HI.

  • Provide oversight and guidance negotiating the operational activities of the Office of the Dean.
  • Provide assistance to the Dean including but not limited to: monitoring and coordinating communications from the Office of the Dean, implementing Dean directives.
  • Assist with program planning and analysis of the school’s programs.
  • Assist in developing and coordinating special academic programs for the school.
  • Assist with monitoring and coordinating regular evaluation of academic programs and ensure requisite interdepartmental and inter college/school coordination.
  • Monitor and coordinate institutional reports such as accreditation.
  • Assist with school fund-raising, school-community liaison activities, and international collaborations.
  • Plan and implement school sponsored activities.
  • Lead communication including publication development, press release development and social media outreach.
  • Develop and coordinate legislative activities, including testimony preparation and delivery.

Program Director, Continuing Education and MSW Guam Option, 2/2012-12/2014. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Honolulu, HI.

  • Developed the Continuing Education program for social workers at MBTSSW.
  • Partnered with the National Association of Social Workers, Hawai‘i Chapter, developed language which  amended HRS 467, developing continuing education standards for inaugural social worker licensing in the State of Hawai‘i.
  • Coordinated The Queen’s Medical Center Social Work Training Collaboration, required assessing organizational needs and identification of community and faculty experts to deliver training.
  • Coordinated the design, development, and implementation of an online course on Native Hawaiian Social Work in collaboration with UH Mānoa College of Education Distance Education & Design Consulting Group and Native Hawaiian Kupuna and faculty members.
  • Negotiated and secured financial support through community partners Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center/ Lili‘uokalani Trust and Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation.
  • Developed and Coordinated the Department of Social Work Distance Education Option for MSW students on Guam.

Project Director, Federal Eligibility Quality Assurance Center (FEQAC), 8/2008-1/2012. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Honolulu, HI.

  • Inaugural Project Director
  • Established project organizational structure, processes, work-flow and policy & procedures.
  • Ensured compliance with State and Federal standards.
  • Collaborated with multiple stakeholders, including independent consultants, university, state, and federal administrators.
  • Managed annual Federal Title IV-A EA budget of $750,000 annually, including budget development and monitoring.
  • Analyzed and tracked trends to strengthen compliance and maximize utilization of university, State, and Federal funds.
  • Recruited and supervised four faculty members, three graduate assistants, and one administrative position.

Junior Researcher, 7/2007-7/2008, with Dr. Meripa Godinet. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Honolulu, HI.

  • Supported development of the assessment tool for the Salvation Army’s anti-human trafficking services in Hawai‘i and American Samoa.
  • Member of grant development team, Micronesian cultural paradigms related to parent engagement and family support within the Hawai‘i public school system.
  • Conducted Title IV-E related tasks, including quality assurance and compliance.

Treatment Provider, 6/2006-6/2008. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Psychology & Harvard University, Judge Baker Children’s Center. Child System and Treatment Enhancement Research Project (Child STEPS). Honolulu & Kāne‘ohe, HI

  • Utilized evidenced based practices related to mental health and adolescents, delivery of intervention at S.W. King Intermediate School.

Graduate Research Assistant, 8/2001-12/2001, for Dr. Diane Elze. Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/LGBT, Comorbidity HIV Pilot. St. Louis, MO.

  • Formulated data management protocols.
  • Managed data collection and input using SPSS.
  • Established protocols to ensure accuracy.

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

School Based Behavioral Health Specialist (SBBH), 7/2003-7/2008. S.W. King Intermediate School, Kāne‘ohe, HI.

  • Provided individual, group and classroom interventions to ensure IDEA compliance and ensure student access to education.
  • Developed individual treatment goals and objectives and evaluated student behavioral progress.
  • Delivered individual, group, and parent counseling.
  • Provided multidisciplinary psycho-educational consultation.
  • Participated in the development of a nontraditional leadership academy.
  • Engaged family, community and school systems in identification of protective and enhancing activities to ensure the success of students.
  • Facilitated DOE Castle Complex-wide, elementary, intermediate and high school social worker/SBBH supervision groups.

Domestic Violence Consumer Advocate, 7/2004-7/2007. ʻŌhiʻa Domestic Violence Shelter, Parents and Children Together, Location confidential, HI.

  • Implemented client-centered case management services.
  • Supported client’s budget development.

Co-Director Institutional Strengthening Initiatives, Intern, 5/2002-8/2002. National Garifuna Council (NGC), Dangriga, Belize.

  • Facilitated institutional strengthening initiatives and youth branch leadership development.
  • Supervised planning and implementation of Belize wide youth convention.
  • Established and conducted workshops through consultation with NGC board, community and youth members in the 10 traditional Garifuna communities.
  • Utilized asset mapping for resource identification.
  • Produced organizational evaluation/assessment: Report on National Garifuna Council Initiatives toward Institutional Strengthening, Disclosure of Activities and Findings.
  • Shared findings with NGC-Honduras and NGC-Belize at Garifuna Regional Conference.

Community Development Worker, Intern, 1/2002-5/2002. Neighborhood Technical Assistance Center (NTAC), East St. Louis, IL, lead agency of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, East St. Louis Action Research Project.

  • Supported community agencies in solving physical and social problems through collaboration with urban planners, architects, grant writers and volunteers.
  • Developed scope of service for agency social work position.
  • Promoted collaborative partnerships between community, local churches, agency, and university.
  • Coordinated University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign volunteer programs within East St. Louis, 100 + students and 25 community/family recipients.
  • Developed: Neighborhood Council: Community Development Issues and NTAC: An Organizational Assessment.

Science Instructor, 9th Grade, 11/1998-6/2001. Yap (Island) State Public High School, Federated States of Micronesia.

  • Established interactive and culturally appropriate learning environment.
  • Identified educational needs of students and formulated educational plans for widely varying academic abilities.
  • Collaborated with school counselors to implement a variety of health and life-skills programming, including a school-wide HIV/STD education program.

Peace Corps Volunteer, 5/1997-6/1999.Yap (Island) State, Federated States of Micronesia.

  • Developed reciprocal relationship with local counterparts to ensure the transfer of interpersonal and professional skills at YouthRAP (Rehabilitation and Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse). Advocated for inclusion of indigenous ways of knowing to be reintroduced and fused within the western-modeled court system.
  • Co-chaired island wide Youth Resource Team.
  • Coordinated court-based substance abuse rehabilitation and prevention programs.
  • Assisted with agency budget procurement and development.
  • Yap State Delegate, Peace Corps Micronesia Volunteer Action Committee, Selected, 1998.

COURSE INSTRUCTION and DEVELOPMENT

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health

MSW program, Lead Instructor  

SW 699/SW 499 Prince of Peace Children’s Home: China, Spring & Summer 2019.

SW 791 Field Integration Seminar, Spring 2014 (Distance Education, via Blackboard).

SW 790 Field Integration Seminar, Fall 2013 (Distance Education, via Blackboard).

SW 680 Advanced Standing Field Integration Seminar, Summer 2013 (Distance Education, via Blackboard).

SW 631 Social Work Practice: Communities and Organizations, Spring 2013 (Distance Education, via Interactive Television).

SW 699 Directed Reading: Equine Assisted Social Work, Fall 2012.

SW 631 Social Work Practice:  Communities and Organizations, Spring 2012 (Distance Education, Via Interactive Television).

SW 699 Directed Reading, Fall 2011.

SW 631 Social Work Practice: Communities and Organizations, Spring 2008.

MSW Program, Co-Lead Instructor

SW 699/SW 499 Ke Aʻo Mau: Growing the Social Work and Health Workforce, w/ Dean Noreen Mokuau & S. Kukunaokala Yoshimoto, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, & Spring 2020.

SW 699/SW499 Prince of Peace Children’s Home: China, Spring & Summer 2018, w/Dr. Jing Guo.

SW 630 Social Welfare Policies and Services, w/Marty Oliphant, Fall 2011.

MSW Program, Course Facilitator

SW 680 Native Hawaiian Perspectives: A Cultural Context for Well-being. Instructor: Anake  Lynette Paglinawan, Spring 2017 & Spring 2018.

BSW Program, Lead Instructor

SW 403 Social Work Practice w/Groups, Communities and Organizations, Spring 2013.

SW 325 History of Social Welfare, Fall 2008.

Guest Lecturer, MSW Program, selected

SW 797 Advanced SW Policy Analysis and Change, Legislature in Action, Spring 2019, Spring 2020

SW 718 Social Work Practice with Children and Families, SW with individuals from the geographic region of Micronesia, Spring 2020

SW 791 Field Integration Seminar, Behavioral Mental Health, Spring 2019.

SW 797 Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Change, Spring 2018.

SW 630 Social Welfare Policy and Services, Fall 2018.

SW 791 Field Integration Seminar, Fall 2016.

SW 403 Social Work Practice w/Groups, Communities and Organizations, Spring 2015.

SW 717 Social Work Practice with Children and Families, Summer 2007.

SW 680 Topics in Social Welfare, Creative ways to work with Special Needs Children and Youth, Summer 2007, 2006.

Guest Lecturer, Master in Public Health Program

PH 701, Health Communication, Spring 2019, Spring 2020

University of Guam

Guest Lecturer, BSW Communities and Organizational Practice, Fall 2012-present.

Course Development

SW 680 Ke Aʻo Mau: Growing the Social Work and Health Workforce, Co-developed w/ Dean Noreen Mokuau & S. Kukuna Yoshimoto. Approved and delivered, Spring 2018, 2019, & 2020.

SW 680 Native Hawaiian Perspectives: A Cultural Context for Well-Being, Co-developed w/Lynette & Richard Paglinawan. Approved and delivered Spring 2017 & 2018.

SW 680 Military Social Work, Co-developed with Craig Burns, MSW. Approved. Delivered by Craig Burns.

In development

SW 699 Social Work and Micronesia, with Joliene Hasugulayag, MSW, LSW.

PUBLICATIONS/CHAPTERS, Peer Reviewed and Invited

Arndt, R., Kreif, T., &  Stotzer, R. L.(In Press) Pathways to Social Work Licensure: An Examination of Hawai‘i’s Licensed Social Workers. Social Work. (Estimated contribution: 25%. Impact Factor 1.419)

Kreif, T. & Braun, K.(2020). Social Work in Action: Aloha E Dean Mokuau: Mai Ka Ho‘oku‘i A Ka Hālāwai, From Zenith to Horizon. Hawaiʻi Journal of Medicine and Public  Health, 79(8), 259-261. (Estimated contribution: 50%. SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 0.226)

Kreif, T., Yoshimoto, S.K., & Mokuau, N. (2018). Ke Aʻo Mau: Strengthening Cultural Competency in Interdisciplinary Education. Hawaiʻi Journal of Medicine and Public  Health, 77(12), 333-336. (Estimated contribution: 50%. SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 0.226)

Howard, J. & Kreif, T. (2014). The Chuukese Canoe. In Vakalahi, H.F.O. & Godinet, M.T. (Eds.), Transnational Pacific Islander Americans and Social Work: Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum (pp. 41-54). NASW Press, Washington, DC. (Estimated contribution: 50%)

Godinet, M.T., Arnsberger, P., Li, F., & Kreif, T. (2010). Disproportionality, Ohana Conferencing, and the Hawai‘i Child Welfare System. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 4 (4), 387‐405. (Estimated contribution: 15%. RG Journal Impact 1.50)

MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED/IN PREPARATION

Mokuau, N., Kreif, T., Yoshimoto, S.K, Braun, K., & Ono, M. (invited, chapter in preparation). Striving to Become…A Hawaiian Place of Learning. University of Hawai’i Press

Arndt, R., Stotzer, R., &  Kreif, T. (submitted). Licensure Attainment Based on Degree Modality: Distance Education vs. Campus-based MSW Graduates.

Guo, J., Kreif, T., & Hong, S. (in preparation) Summer program in a Chinese orphanage: What have we learned? (Estimated contribution 40%)

PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS 

Kreif, T. (2021, March). University of Guam and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa MSW Partnership: Seminar on Pathways to MSW Degree Attainment. Social Work Regional Training Conference: Maintaining Connections Through Changing Environments: Social Workers are Essential, NASW Guam. Tumon, Guam/Virtual.

Stotzer, R. & Kreif. T. Engaging Communities Through Social Work Distance Education. 2020 International Federation of Social Work, International Social Work Conference. Calgary, Canada. (Estimated contribution: 50%)

Kreif, T., Mokuau, N., & Yoshimoto, S.K. Learning preserved: Engaging community elders/experts to develop culturally anchored social work practice. Council on Social Work Education: 2019 Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO. (Estimated contribution: 50%)

Stotzer, R. & Kreif, T. Too Much Charity and Too Little Democracy: Social Work and Industrialists. Council on Social Work Education: 2019 Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO. (Estimated contribution: 50%)

Kreif, T. (2019, March). Obtaining an MSW: Creating Change. Social Work Regional Training Conference. Presented at Healing our Community: The Intersectionality of Race, Addiction, and Historical Trauma, NASW Guam. Tumon, Guam.

Guo, J., Kreif, T. & Hong, S. (2018, November). Summer program in a Chinese orphanage: What we have learned. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL. (Estimated contribution: 30%)

Mokuau, N., Browne, C., Braun, K., Kreif, T. Yoshimoto, S.K., & Ono, M., (2018, October). Striving to Become…Hawaiian Place of Learning. Presented at the Piko‘oko‘o Conference at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI. (Estimated contribution: 20%)

Kreif, T. & Yoshimoto, S.K. (2018, October). Ke Aʻo Mau: Learning Preserved. Presented at the Piko‘oko‘o Conference at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI. (Estimated contribution: 60%)

Kreif, T. (2018, March). Master’s of Social Work Degree: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and University of Guam Partnership. Presented at the Social Work Regional Training Conference, Para U Nina’låmetgot i Seguridåt Tinaotao Nu i Inafa’maolek, Fina’taotao, yan Inadáhi Strengthening Human Security with Interdependence, Mutual Respect, and Social Care. Tumon, Guam.

Kreif, T. & Schwab, G. (2017, October). University Collaborations: Pathways for Pacific Islander Degree Attainment, BSW to MSW. Presented at Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX. (Estimated contribution: 80%)

Kreif, T., Stotzer, R., Paglinawan, L., Arndt, R., & Gose, E. (2016, November). Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Education: Preservation and Dissemination through Technology. Presented at Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (Estimated contribution: 75%)

Kreif, T. & Arndt, R. (2015, October). University-Community Partnerships: Utilizing Continuing Education as a Community Engagement Strategy. Presented at Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO. (Estimated contribution: 80%)

Stotzer, R. & Kreif, T. (2015, April). Social Work Distance Education as Community Capacity Building. Presented at Council on Social Work Education: Social Work and Distance Education (SWDE) Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (Estimated contribution: 50%)

Kreif, T., Komiyama, D., Taitano, T., & Elias, S. (2015, March). Social Work Education in Micronesia. Presented at the Social Work Regional Training Conference. Celebrating Diversity in Micronesia: Empowering and Developing Communities Together, Tumon, Guam. (Estimated contribution: 75%)

Marks, A., Kreif, T., & Nowicki, E. (2014, October). Continuing Education: Advancing Community, Faculty, and Student Engagement and Collaboration. Presented at Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL. (Estimated contribution: 33%)

Nowicki. E., Congress, E., Englehardt, J., Behan, D., Kreif, T., & Sheehan, D. (2014, October). Continuing Education: The Leading Edge in Social Work Education. Presented at Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL. (Estimated contribution: 15%)

Sur, J. & Kreif, T. (2013, October). Miles Apart: Using Student Orientation to Build Community in Distance Education. Presented at Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX. (Estimated contribution: 40%)

Kreif, T. & Howard. J. (2013, March). Social Workers: Chuuk, Guam and Hawai‘i, Strategies for Success (Part 1&2). Presented at the National Association of Social Workers Guam Chapter, Conference, Tumon, Guam. (Estimated contribution: 80%)

Kreif, T. (2012, March). Partnership between the University of Guam and the University of Hawaiʻi MSW degree program. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers Guam Chapter, Conference, Tumon, Guam.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Kreif, T.,  Hasugulayag, J. & Howard. J. (2020, May 22). COVID-19 Impacts on People from the Micronesia Region. Presentation will be to social service and public health professionals in Hawaiʻi.

Kreif, T. (2018, May 9). PELP…Next Steps. Presented to the University of Hawaiʻi System, President’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Kreif, T. (2018, August 28). Voting is Social Work ™: 11 Ways to Increase Voter Turnout. Presented to University of Hawaiʻi Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Continuing Education and Professional Development Program, via webinar.

Castillo, W., Higa-McMillian, C., Isa-Atta, M., & Kreif, T. (2016, May 3). University of Hawaiʻi System Image and Reputation Survey: PELP Project. Presented University of System Hawaiʻi, President, Leadership and Deans. (Estimated contribution: 25%)

EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS/TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS/WEBSITES, Selected

University of Hawai‘i Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work & Department of Social Work, Revised Website, Live Fall 2018. https://www.hawaii.edu/sswork/. In consult w/ Lum. R. & Fujikawa, C. (Estimated contribution: 50%)

Counsel on Social Work Education, Reaffirmation BSW Program Self-Study, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, (2017), Volumes 1-4. (Contributor).

Counsel on Social Work Education, Reaffirmation MSW Program Self-Study, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, (2017), Volumes 1-4.(Contributor).

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, (2017). Published by Pacific Basin Communication. Kreif, T., Publication Coordinator & column contributor. Distribution to all Social Work Deans/Programs in the United States (262), and all MBTSSW constituents. Third of three publications for external community engagement in 80+ years.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Department of Social Work, Policy and Procedure Handbook, 2017. (Contributor)

Celebrating our 80th Anniversary, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Compendium. (2016). http://www.hidili.com/pacificBasinCommunications/uh/mbtssw_2016/. Published by Pacific Basin Communication. Kreif, T., Publication Coordinator & column contributor. Distribution to all Social Work Deans/Programs in the United States, and all MBTSSW constituents. Second of three publications for external community engagement in 80+ years.

EXTERNAL FUNDING

Hawaiʻi Family Support Institute

PI: Theresa Kreif                                                      8/1/20-present                         various

The Institute, Directed by Gail Breakey, has IRS 501(c) 3 status through the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health. The mission of the Hawaiʻi Family Support Institute is to advocate for evidence-based services to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. (Estimated contribution 1%)

Social Work Survey, Assessment and Clinical Training/Education.

PI: Theresa Kreif                                                      1/1/19-12/31/21                      $60,000

In collaboration with the MBTSSW Continuing Education and Professional Development Project and the Queen’s Medical Center, medical social workers are surveyed and a menu of professional development training developed and delivered onsite. MBTSSW Faculty Member, Robin Arndt is the project coordinator. One student worker supports the project. (Estimated contribution 15%)

Ke Aʻo Mau

PI: Theresa Kreif                                                     1/1/21-12/31/21                      $55,000

Ke Aʻo Mau is an intensive, immersion-enhanced educational internship program. The program aims to develop a workforce that is community-based and culturally-anchored in Native Hawaiian knowledge, to be a resource for community organizations, and to engage in Interdisciplinary Education (IPE) as well as to provide student scholarships. Funded by Hawai‘i Pacific Foundation, via University of Hawai’i Foundation. One APT and one Graduate assistant support the project. (Estimated contribution 20%)

Ke Aʻo Mau

PI: Noreen Mokuau                                                    7/1/17-5/15/20                        $73,500

Ke Aʻo Mau is an intensive, immersion-enhanced educational internship program. The program aims to develop a workforce that is community-based and culturally-anchored in Native Hawaiian knowledge, to be a resource for community organizations, and to engage in Interdisciplinary Education (IPE). Funded by Hawai‘i Medical Service Association Foundation and Hawai‘i Pacific Foundation. One APT and one Graduate assistant support the project. (Estimated contribution 40%)

Role: Co-PI & Project Director

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Performance Standards Manual (CAMHPS) Project

PI: Theresa Kreif                                                     7/1/21-6/30/22                        $160,948

7/1/20-6/30/21                        $165,155

7/18/18-6/30/20                      $278,541

7/1/17-6/30/18                        $111,788

9/9/16-6/30/2017                    $80,864

MBTSSW Faculty Member Pua Paul, MSW, provides technical assistance to the CAMH Division with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Performance Standards and the transition to the new Integrated Case Management System. As PI I assist with HIPAA compliance and provide administrative leadership and facilitation between CAMHPS/Department of Health and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa/MBTSSW. (Estimated contribution 1%)

Worldview and Cultural Factors: Indigenous Perspectives

PI: Theresa Kreif                                                     08/31/15-2/28/17                    $25,000

Worked alongside Kupuna Lynette Paglinawan and Robin Arndt to preserve and protect Native Hawaiian Social Work knowledge through collaboration with the Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation. The project ensured faculty, staff, and student access to cultural knowledge which enhances social work practice. (Estimated contribution 15%)

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaiian Learning Program

PI: Noreen Mokuau                                                    12/1/15-6/30/17                      $218,855

The primary goal of the HLP was workforce development through educating social work students, in a community-based, culturally resonant educational program anchored in Native Hawaiian ʻike, skills, and values. With the HLP as the centerpiece, the secondary goal was to establish the MBTSSW as a Hawaiian place of learning with presence and visibility throughout the UH Mānoa and service to the community. Grant supported: Two Faculty Kupuna, One Faculty Specialist and One Faculty Kako’o.

Role: Co-PI  (Estimated contribution 10%)

Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center/Lili‘uokalani Trust

PI: Noreen Mokuau                                                    1/1/15-12/31/15                      $30,000

Collaborated with Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center and Lynette Paglinawan to support activities related to increasing staff and students knowledge, understanding, and skills in working with Native Hawaiian Children, their families, and their communities. Developed open access Cultural Historical Trauma video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqSP9XECa_E

Role: Co-PI & Project Director (Estimated contribution 40%)

Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center/Lili‘uokalani Trust

Kaumaha: Hawaiian Grief Modules                           1/1/14-12/31/15                      $30,000

PI: Noreen Mokuau

The project supported my role as Project Director in the modification of the training, Kaumaha: Hawaiian Grief Work Modules, for Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center staff development and Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center capacity building related to module implementation.

Role: Co-PI & Project Director (Estimated contribution 40%)

LEGISLATIVE ENGAGEMENT, Selected

2018, SCR 149 / SR 94-Requesting the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the University of Hawai‘i Center on Aging to convene a working group to review in-home care services and make recommendations to improve the quality of care. Drafted testimony & testified on behalf of UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.

2018, HB 2151-Relating to a Taskforce to review the impact of the aging population, Drafted testimony & testified on behalf of UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.

2017, HCR 35-Requesting the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center on Aging convene a task force to assess current elder and kupuna care services and the anticipated demand for those services in order to improve those services and meet anticipated demand. Drafted testimony and testified on behalf of UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.

2017, HCR 34-Requesting the Executive Office on Aging and the University of Hawai‘i Center on Aging to establish a working group to review the Department of Education adult education services, the University of Hawai‘i free senior enrollment opportunities, and the potential to provide new learning opportunities to senior citizens. Drafted testimony and testified on behalf of UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.

2015, HB 493-Relating to the University of Hawai‘i. Appropriates funds for a permanent full-time director (1.0 FTE) and permanent full-time faculty specialist position (1.0 FTE) within the University of Hawai‘i Center on Aging. Drafted testimony and testified on behalf of UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.

2013, HB 178-Relating to Continuing Education. Requires licensed social workers to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of continuing education courses for the licensing renewal period beginning 07/01/2013, through 06/30/2016, and 45 credit hours of continuing education courses during each licensing renewal period, for the period beginning 07/01/2016, and thereafter. Assisted with drafting the body of the bill. Testified on behalf of UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.  

EVENT DIRECTION, Selected

Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting Pacific Region Universities Reception, MBT SSW Lead, Co-Sponsored with University of Washington,  Seattle University, Portland State University, Eastern Washington University, University of Washington-Tacoma, October of 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019.

I Ulu No Ka Lālā I Ke Kumu, MBTSSW Hawaiian Learning Program/Ke A’o Mau 1975-Present,

Alumni Gathering. Lead, October 2019.

Universe Foundation/Shinnyo-en (Japan), Aloha Chairman, Lead, 2018 & 2019.

Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Professorship/Center on Aging Director Welcome Event, Lead, 2017.

Queen Lili‘uokalani Distinguished Professorship in Native Hawaiian Culture, Endowment     Celebration, Co-Lead with University of Hawai’i Foundation, 2016.

UH Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School Social Work 80th Anniversary Gala, Lead, 2016.

Friendraising and Fundraising event raised over $80,000.

Welina Mānoa-State of Hawai‘i Legislators Welcome to University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Lead, 2015-2017.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Gartley Hall Grand Opening, Lead, 2014.

CONSULTATION, selected

National Institutes of Justice, Impact of Social Proximity to Bias Crimes among Micronesians, PI Dr. Rebecca Stotzer. Role: Identification and enhancement of cultural connections and relationships, 2017-2019.

Hawai‘i Alliance for Community Based Economic Development (HACBED): Asset Building Symposium: Kahua O Ke Ola – Foundations for Prosperity Asset Building, Social Services, & Culturally Based Practices. Role: Embedding Asset Building into Social Service Programs, 2012. 

Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens. Training Program. The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Role:  shaping program to meet the needs of Pacific elders, Honolulu, HI, 2012.

Anita M. Stone Jewish Community Centers of Chicago Day Camp. Role: Organizational and Behavioral Modification Plan Development, 2006-2008.

SCHOOL SERVICE, MBT School of Social Work

Department Personnel Committee

Elected, 2020

MBTSSW COVID-19 Student Relief Fund Committee, 2020

Continuing Education and Professional Development course delivery, Master’s level Licensed Social Worker test preparation, delivered to MSW graduates, May & June, 2019

Dean’s Chairs Leadership Team, Ex-Officio Member, 2016-present

Interdisciplinary Education (IPE) Member, UH Mānoa MBTSSW and University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, October 2018-2020

Faculty Recruitment Committee,

Chair, Elected, 2019-2021

Member, Elected, 2018-2019

CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), MBT SSW Reaffirmation Committee Lead Team,     Member, appointed, 2015-2018

Kaho’olawe Huaka’i, via Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana, Faculty Co-Sponsor & Attendee, 2015

MBT SSW (DSW) Committee Membership, Dean’s Ex-Officio member, 2014-2016

MSW Curriculum Committee

BSW Curriculum Committee

Indigenous Affairs Committee

Acting Director, Distance Education, Appointed, Spring 2014

Leader, Strategic Plan Engagement Priority Group, Appointed, Global Social Justice, 2012-2013.

Indigenous Affairs Committee

Member, Elected, 2012-2013 & 2017-2019

Global Affairs Committee

Chair, Elected, 2013-present

Member, Elected, 2011-2012

Sponsored/Coordinated visiting universities/delegation study groups to MBTSSW, selected:

Kwansei Gakuin University, School of Human Welfare Studies, Japan, 2019

Sustainable Welfare Management for the Future (practitioners), Korea, 2019

Soongsil University, Korea, 2019

Doshisha University, Japan, 2018 & 2019

University of Canterbury, Aotearoa: indigenous perspectives and community engagement, 2018

Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan, MOU representative, 2012-2017

Field (Internship) Instructor, MSW students

35th Guam Legislature, Senator Clynton E. Rigdell,  2019-2020, (inaugural student placement)

Micronesian Resource Center, One Stop Shop. Tamuning, Guam, 2019-2020 (inaugural student placement)

Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women. MSW Field Instructor, 2012.                (inaugural student placement)

Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Services, Hilo, HI Branch. MSW Field Instructor, 2008-2009

UNIVERSITY SERVICE, UH Mānoa & UH System

UH System COVID-19 Communication Committee, Member, 2020

UH System Global Health and Social JusticeWork Group, Member, 2019-present

Hānai Host Family Volunteer, 2018-2020

Communicators Council, Appointed, 2015-present

International Undergraduate Student Scholarships Committee, Invited, 2015-present

Mānoa International Education Committee (MIEC), Appointed, 2014-present

Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund, Co-Sponsored Professor Yuxin Pei’s presentation: Sexuality and Social Work in China: A review on social work practice, 2015

East-West Center, International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region, Abstract Selection Committee, Selected Member, 2014-2017

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Council on Social Work Education, Council on Global Learning and Practice, Selected,

2020-2023

Voting Is Social Work, The National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign, Participant, 2018-present

Council on Social Work Education, Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work, Member, 2017-present

Proposal reviewer, Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Reviewer of the categories listed below.

2019 Higher Education/Nonprofit Leadership

Community Organization and  Social Administration

International Issues

2018 Higher Education/Nonprofit Leadership

Community Organization and Social

Administration, & International Issues

2017 University-Community Partnerships

Higher Education/Nonprofit Leadership

Community Organization and Social Administration

2016 Higher Education/Nonprofit Leadership

Community Organization and Social Administration

2014 Technology in Social Work Education and Practice

First Nations and Native Americans

Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Populations

National Association of Social Workers, Hawai‘i Chapter Board

Legislative Committee

Chair, Appointed, 2016-present

Member, Appointed, 2012-2016

Member-at-Large, Elected, 2014-2016

Nomination and Leadership Committee, Member, Elected, 2013-2015

PACE Political Action for Candidate Election Committee, Member, Appointed,           2016-present

Continuing Education Committee, Member, Appointed, 2012-2017

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

We Are Oceania, US Department of Interior funded service center.

  • Collaborated in securing $250,000 US Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, funding, 2019
  • Co-Sponsor, Annual Micronesian Youth Summit, 2017-present
  • Advisory Board Member, invited, 2016-2020
  • Consultation: Community, Legislative engagement  and Communication. 2016-2020

The Street Dog Coalition, Lead Social Work Consultant and Volunteer, providing veterinary care to homeless individuals at Punawai Rest Stop, Honolulu, 2019-present

Hawaiʻi Veterinary Medical Association, Ethics and Peer Review Committee, Non-Veterinarian Member, 2017-present

Epilepsy Foundation of Hawai‘i, Board Member, 2012-2014

Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women’s Coalition, Participant, 2012

Honolulu Marathon, Escort for wheelchair participants, Selected Member, 2008-present

Micronesian Community Network, Resource Member, 2007-2010

Hawai‘i State Red Cross, Mental Health Disaster Action Team, Member, 2005-2008

ACCESSURF Hawai‘i, Member, 2007-2008

Envision Hawai‘i, Member, 2006-2008

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai‘i, Member, 2003-present

Student Director of International Resource Initiatives, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001-2002

International Student Support Volunteer, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001

Refugee Crisis Response Volunteer, St Louis, MO, 2001

YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis, Sexual Assault Response Team, 2001

Student Health Advisory Board, Wichita State University, 1996

Wichita Area Clinical AIDS Program, Buddy, 1996

AIDS/HIV American Red Cross, Certified Community Educator, Wichita, KS, 1994 -1997

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, Patient Advocate, 1994-1997

HONORS AND AWARDS

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Research Council Faculty Travel Fund Award, $1000

Awarded to fund presentation at Council on Social Work Education(CSWE): Annual

Program Meeting (APM), Atlanta, GA, 2016

University of Hawaiʻi President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) Cohort 5,

Selected Member, 2015-2016. UH System-wide honor. Selected cohort of 25

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Research Council Faculty Travel Fund Award, $1000

Awarded to fund presentation at CSWE: APM, Denver, CO, 2015

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Research Council Faculty Travel Fund Award, $1000

Awarded to fund presentation at CSWE: APM, Tampa Bay, FL, 2014

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Research Council Faculty Travel Fund Award, $1500

Awarded to fund presentation at CSWE: APM, Dallas, TX, 2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/LICENSURE

Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA), Member, 2016- present

Women Leaders in Higher Education, Member, 2015-present

Council on Social Work Education, Member, 2012-present

Council on Social Work Education, Continuing Education Network Committee Member (CENET), 2012-2017

Licensed Social Worker (Masters Level), LSW, State of Hawai‘i #1620 (2005-present)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Member, 1994-present

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ATTENDED, selected, 2015-present

Strategies for Building Community Among Faculty on Virtual and Ground Campuses

Faculty Institute for Community Engagement: Expanding Interprofessional Collaboration to Pursue Social Justice

Community Organization and Social Administration

Design Thinking Workshop

Narrating the Real Story: Partnering with the Media to Improve Child Welfare

Preparing Professional Social Workers for an Interprofessional World

Mentoring Connections: Effective Alumni-Student Mentorships

Considerations when Submitting Journal Manuscripts Examining Interprofessional Education

Behavior Ethics: A Lens to Examine Ethical Challenges in Social Work Practice

Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration

Complex Ethical Issues: Working with Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

Intersections in Practice: Social Work Ethics & Ethical Challenges in Practice & Research

Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Populations

Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants

Cultural Competence: A Social Work Imperative

Challenges and Complexities of Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice

Cultivating Cultural Humility: Using NCBI Diversity Training for Social Work Students

Financial Capability and Financial Well-Being: Theory, Policy, and Practice

UH Mānoa  Leadership with Excellence: ADA Training, what are my responsibilities?

A Village Enterprise: Social Work & Engineering, Interprofessional Education Advances Social Justice in Ghana

Intersections between Trauma and Addiction

Intersections in Practice: The Role of Social Workers in Promoting and Advocating for Social Change

Intersections in Practice: Social Work and Social Justice in a New Era

Intersections in Practice: Living Out Our Mission as Social Workers in Today’s Turbulent Times

Brief Interventions in Primary Care

Beyond Treatment as Usual: The Case for Cognitive Remediation

Transforming Foster Care: A Successful Model to Ensure Healthy Attachment for Infants and Toddlers

Family Well-Being Across the Lifespan

Companion Animals and Health Aging

Can School Social Work Practice Meet its own Grand Challenges?

Change Management and Evaluation: Local Hawai‘i Case Studies in Prevention of Youth Violence and Suicide

Enhancing Palliative Care: an Introduction to the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines

Social Workers Need to Spend More Time in their Public Libraries

Exploring the Genealogy of Aloha ‘Aina at UH Mānoa

Mana Lāhui Kānaka workshop

Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being

Working with Interpreters

Culturally Grounded Social Work Practice with Micronesian Communities

Hawaii Opioid Initiative Update

Death At an Early Age: Youth Suicide

Sex Therapy with LGBTQIA Individuals Using Affirmative Best Practices

Honoring Gender Identity & Social Justice in Social Work Practice

COVID-19 Public Health Action Webinar: Economic Relief Through the CARES Act

COVID-19 among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

 

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