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Professional Workshop on Helping Children


This is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge on how to help children cope with difficult family situations. 

 Workshop 1 (9:00am - Noon)
 Understanding the Impact of Parental Divorce on Children and 
 Blended Family Issues           
by Ms. Kathi Kreinik, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, BCD, LCSW 

Workshop Content

The learning objectives for this workshop are to increase participants' knowledge of the prevalence of divorce; how children feel, thiFamily & flowersnk and act when their parents divorce; and issues that stepfamilies encounter including parental authority, children's acting out behaviors, family members' feelings, thoughts, and actions; and how to make blended families work. 


Speaker Bio

Kathi is currently retired after more than 40 years as a professional social worker. She has served as the Executive Director of both the NASW-Hawaii Chapter and Parents Anonymous, Hawaii. She also worked for the federal government in Family Advocacy. Her specialty is in the area of child abuse and neglect. Kathi has developed parenting and domestic violence curriculums, has taught parenting to thousands of parents, and has provided individual, couple, and family therapy to hundreds during her career. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors for P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc. 

 Workshop 2 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
 Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
 by Danielle Spain, Master of Counseling 

flower & childWorkshop Content

The learning objectives for this workshop include: increasing awareness of the effects of domestic violence on women, children and families; and one's understanding of how the impact of domestic violence influences parenting and affects child development from perinatal through adolescence. Participants working in the helping professions will develop their competency in educating parents about the impact domestic violence has on their family system and will learn personal safety and self-care strategies to reduce potential danger and stress from working with families experiencing domestic violence.


Speaker Bio 

Danielle has her Master's in Counseling with emphasis in Marriage and family Therapy. Since 1999 she has been working with families afflicted by domestic violence. She and her husband are the parents of three biological children and 4 foster youth. She has extensive experience working with a number of social ills, including substance abuse, domestic violence and sex abuse. She is one of our Program Directors in East Hawaii.

Workshop Dates & Venues

Big Island Workshops: May 4 (Fri) 

Address: Aupuni Center Conference Room, Rm 101 Pauahi St, Hilo, HI 96720

Oahu Workshops: May 18 (Fri)

Address: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817 

*Workshop content is the same in both locations.


Workshop Fees

$40 per workshop, $60 for both workshops

$30 per workshop, $50 for both workshops (for students)

Pricing is the same for Big Island and Oahu workshops.


Registration & Payment

a. Check

Download the Registration Form and send to our office together with a check payable to "PARENTS, Inc."


b. Credit Card

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Please download and complete the Registration Form and email to us.


For inquiry, please call:

(808) 934-9552 for Big Island workshop on May 4    

(808) 235-0255 for Oahu workshop on May 18 


1. All payments must be submitted with a registration form.

2. Attach a copy of PayPal confirmation email if you don't get a confirmation receipt no.

3. Cancellations made 3 working days prior to the workshop will be entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter.