National Reunification Month
Celebrated in June each year, National Reunification Month recognizes the people and efforts around the country that help families to stay together. In Hawaiʻi, over the years, we have recognized families and their support system comprised of Family Court, Child Welfare Services, as well as the individuals and community partners – including social workers, resource caregivers, judiciary representatives, and social service providers that strengthen and support families working to reunite with their children. Mahalo to all who contribute to reunifying and keeping families together!
Child Welfare Services, and the Judiciary, have created a film entitled: A Healing Journey: The Road to Reunification. In this short film, three parents describe their journeys and depict the typical stages parents traverse as they strive to reunify with their children. Though there is heartache and struggle, the video also captures the hope and determination of these parents, and the many others like them, who have overcome significant obstacles to reclaim their precious family life.
2020: A Healing Journey: The Road to Reunification
2019: Hikalea Family
2016: Soares Family
2014: Kim Seu Family
2018: Estrella Barnett
2015: Ganon Family