Maui teachers call on Board of Education for more support 9 months after Lahaina wildfire

2024-05-23T20:29:49-10:00May 23, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi Board of Education promised action Thursday after more than a dozen Maui teachers flew to Oʻahu to ask for more support following devastating wildfires last August.

Mental health resources for educators, students

2024-02-09T12:34:36-10:00December 15, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Resources to help educators care for their own mental health and help children in their charge cope with crises Updated: December 15, 2023 Disaster Distress Helpline If you are experiencing anxiety, worry, sadness, anger, or other strong feelings of distress, call the federal government’s Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) at 1-800-985-5990 for crisis counseling and support. Call or text 24/7/365; standard text messaging, data rates apply. Press 2 for Spanish; interpretation services are available in 100+ languages. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and American Sign Language is your primary or preferred language, [...]

Lahaina community calls for stronger evacuation plans, mental health services post-wildfires

2023-09-29T10:44:36-10:00September 29, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Families in Lahaina voiced their concerns Thursday over inadequate evacuation plans and inaccessible mental health services as three of four Hawaiʻi State Department of Education schools in West Maui prepare to reopen to students next month in the wake of devastating wildfires.

HIDOE brings in national mental health expert to support staff, students, families affected by Maui wildfires

2023-09-01T06:22:11-10:00August 31, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To support a grieving community faced with rebuilding after the Lāhainā wildfire disaster on Aug. 8, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education is consulting with a national mental health support group to provide training, counseling, and support to educators, students, and their families.

State tackles need for stronger mental health support in schools

2023-03-02T13:09:59-10:00March 2, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

In a survey of Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association members earlier this year, many educators confirmed the need for mental health resources at their schools, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Free mental health resources from NEA, HIDOE

2023-01-23T12:27:13-10:00January 11, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Educators can access free counseling and mental health resources from the National Education Association and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education.

HSTA supports Kaiser mental health care workers during lengthy strike

2023-01-04T17:35:45-10:00December 16, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association encourages all members to support the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) strike in response to Kaiser Permanente’s proposed salary and benefits cuts for its mental health care staff.

EUTF-covered employees can switch from Kaiser to HMSA through appeals process

2022-12-10T13:29:43-10:00December 6, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Educators and other members of the State of Hawaii’s Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) will be able to switch their health coverage enrollment from Kaiser to the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) due to the Kaiser Permanente mental health care employees’ strike, which is now in its fourth month.

2022 Social Justice Summit presented by HSTA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee

2022-04-03T12:10:23-10:00March 15, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HSTA's Social Justice Summit is meant to educate and empower you to navigate complex issues in our schools and communities. Bullying and discrimination continue to plague our halls and classrooms, but what is the root cause and how can we address this problem on a deeper level?

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