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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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Wellness library

The following collection of articles has been carefully curated by our medical staff to cover health and wellness issues common to school-age children. Please visit our Commitment to Safety page to see how Kamehameha Schools is ensuring the safety of our haumāna and nurturing their overall health and wellbeing.

Parental monitoring

Listen, ask and stay connected

Sexual health and well-being

Parent resources

Student resources

Teen depression and suicide prevention

Parent resources

Student resources


Vaccines for Your Children
The CDC’s overview of childhood immunization
Vaccine Safety:  Examine the Evidence
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC examine studies on immunization safety

The Risks and Responsibilities of Not Vaccinating Your Child
The CDC covers the consequences of delaying or rejecting childhood vaccines

Religious Concerns
The Immunization Action Coalition shares statements from religious organizations on vaccination

Hawai‘i K-12 Immunization Information

School Requirements

CDC Vaccine Recommendations:

Substance abuse prevention

Impaired Driving: Talk with Your Kids 

Preventing Teen Drug Use 

Talking with your Teen about Drug Use: 

Drug Facts 

Safely Dispose of Prescription Medicine 

Heat-related illnesses

A heads up on concussions


Suicide prevention

If you think your child may be suicidal, use the resources below to get free help –
24 hours a day, seven days a week:

For a comprehensive list of crisis support resources, see the Mālama Ola Student and ‘Ohana Resources web page. For additional non-crisis help, please contact an on-campus KS behavioral health professional

Youth vaping

Resources for Parents

How to Tell if Your Kid is Vaping
U.S. News and World Report
E-cigarettes, Vapes and JUULs. What Parents Should Know
American Heart Association
Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Students are hiding vaping devices in plain sight
Today Show

Resources for Students

Know the Real Cost of Vaping
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Become a Smoke-free Teen
National Institutes of Health
Be Tobacco-free with ASPIRE
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Tips for Teens
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration