He ʻaʻaliʻi kū makani au; ʻaʻohe makani nāna e kulaʻi.

"I am a wind-resisting ʻaʻaliʻi; no gale can push me over."

We believe that by building both resilience and resistance skillsets we can sustain healthy and strong communities.

At Ke Ala Ho'aka Associates (KAHA) our mission is to assist public, private and philanthropic sectors to build, maintain, and restore healthy, resilient, and thriving communities in Hawai'i. 

 

KAHA will strive to accomplish its mission by working with the community (networking), training (professional development), and program design and sustainability, through the blending of Native Hawaiian and other indigenous cultures and the science of resiliency and trauma-informed care.

The word Kaha Translated From Hawaiian to English is a place marker followed by a qualifying location. Kahakai -> Hele I kahakai "go to the beach ." The three primary activities of Ke Ala Ho'aka Associates (KAHA) will put a play on the word kaha as a "moving towards" accomplishing our mission.

 
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Daniel Goya

CEO

I believe that culture-based comprehensive education that employs trauma-informed care strategies paired with community empowerment is the key to breaking the vicious cycle of generational poverty. I am a trained educator (over 15 years of classroom and curriculum design experience) and have designed and implemented community-based programming (homeless Two-Gen preschools, adjudicated residential homes, and culture-based afterschool STEM programs) to meet the needs of at-risk communities.

KAHA is a proud partner of ACEs Connection - a social network that accelerates the global movement toward recognizing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in shaping adult behavior and health and reforming all communities and institutions to help heal and develop resilience.

KAHAʻOIHANA KAIAULU

Moving towards building a community network.

ʻOihana (occupation)

  • Empower the local communities (Ahapua'a) in their wellness and resilience efforts by creating a TIC/Wellness communities of practice. the CoP would include cultural practitioners, therapists, social workers, etc. committed to community wellness, resilience, and TIC practices.​​

  • Conduct a TIC/Wellness community inventory and assessment of non-profits, public, community providers, and philanthropical organizations that will identify and address social determinants of health.

  • Create A social community-based network hub to disseminate the latest state of Hawai'i, national and international wellness, resiliency and trauma-informed news, research, data, and information.

 

KAHAʻOIHANA KAIAULU

Moving towards building a community network.

ʻOihana (occupation)

  • Empower the local communities (Ahapua'a) in their wellness and resilience efforts by creating a TIC/Wellness communities of practice. the CoP would include cultural practitioners, therapists, social workers, etc. committed to community wellness, resilience, and TIC practices.​​

  • Conduct a TIC/Wellness community inventory and assessment of non-profits, public, community providers, and philanthropical organizations that will identify and address social determinants of health.

  • Create A social community-based network hub to disseminate the latest state of Hawai'i, national and international wellness, resiliency and trauma-informed news, research, data, and information.

KAHA HOʻOMAHALA

Moving towards opening up - enlightenment.

Kahaʻike

  • Wellness, Resiliency and TIC Training and "Trainings and "train the trainer"

    • TIC  and Brain Sciences "101"​

    • N.E.A.R. Sciences (Neuro-sciences, Epigenetic's, ACEs, Resiliency)

    • Reflective supervision, Secondary and Vicarious Trauma

    • Trauma Responsive Interventions (de-escalation, reset plans, communication, etc)

    • Mindfulness and Self-care

  • Creating Trauma-Informed and Responsive workplaces.

  • Wellness, Resilience and TIC evaluation

KAHA AHONUI

Moving towards sustainability. 

Kaha Ulu (Self-Sustaining)

  • Building project sustainability by exploring organizational design, succession planning, and diversified funding sources. 

  • Identifying and assisting community partners to design, build and fund wellness, resiliency, and trauma-responsive programming

  • Executive Coaching

  • Grant Writing

TESTIMONIALS

"I first met Daniel Goya at our Course 1 Trauma-informed: Moving to Resilience training. As I observed Daniel and listened to his questions, comments, and stories, I could see his unique and compassionate style in approaching how to work with trauma impacted individuals. As I got to know him through other of CRI's courses, and to share meals with him, I further grew to value his mindset and the "two-lens" indigenous cultural perspectives he brings to his work. His presentations which combine the indigenous culture and western research at our Beyond Paper Tigers conferences have been some of the most popular among participants. He was the first I turned to when needing help when another speaker dropped out at the last minute. Danny stepped in and stole the show. He is a gentle, thoughtful, strong individual with deeply imprinted values and how we look to each other and support each other as human beings. Danny is definitely "value-add" for anyone looking for a quality trainer. He is a leader and champion in moving Hawaii toward being a trauma-informed state.

Theresa Barila

Community Resilience Initiative Founder and Board President

 
 
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