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One Strong Ohana

About the Campaign

In partnership with the Joyful Heart Foundation, the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund (HCTF) recently unveiled its statewide public awareness campaign, "One Strong Ohana":

  • Increase the awareness that child abuse and neglect is preventable and that individuals can make a difference.
  • Educate the public on ways in which they can increase the health and well-being of children and families using a strength-based approach.
  • Increase visibility of the Hawaii Children's Trust Fund as a leader and connect to other Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention services/organizations in Hawaii.
  • Change public thinking toward the belief that preventing child abuse and neglect is both an individual and a community responsibility.

There will be community events, PSAs, videos, news and multi-media outreach, including radio, online, and social media.

There are many simple things you can do to help prevent child abuse and neglect


10 Tips on How to Support Parents and Caregivers
Studies show that parents who have a strong support network are less likely to abuse or neglect their children.  Here are 10 simple ways you can support a parent and help create a safe and nurturing environment for all of our keiki.

  1. Reach out and ask how they are doing.
  2. Offer to pick up groceries.
  3. Offer to run an errand.
  4. Get together for a play date.
  5. Offer to watch the kids for an hour or two.
  6. Go to the gym together.
  7. Set-up weekly walks.
  8. Offer to cook a meal.
  9. Let them know you are there for them.
  10. Give them a big hug of understanding.


The Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund and Joyful Heart Foundation have partnered with various organizations throughout the state that have pledged their support for the One Strong Ohana campaign and are engaging their employees, customers and the community at large to help raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Research shows that Hawaii residents who suspect child abuse and neglect are overwhelmingly more likely to discuss the situation with colleagues and friends before calling social service agencies. As a result, we developed partnerships with local companies to increase awareness of child abuse and neglect among these businesses’ employees. These partnerships will inspire open conversation about this issue and will help to educate employees and their customers on how to respond to suspected abuse in an informed and educated way.

If your organization is interested in becoming involved in the One Strong Ohana campaign, learn more at our "How to Get Involved" page or  contact us at