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.
Listen, ask and stay connected
Sexual health and well-being
Teen depression and suicide prevention
Substance abuse prevention
Impaired Driving: Talk with Your Kids
Preventing Teen Drug Use
Talking with your Teen about Drug Use:
Safely Dispose of Prescription Medicine
A heads up on concussions
August 19, 2019
Mālama Ola Minute: The Back-to-School Reset
Summer flew by in the blink of an eye! Easing children into a new school year can be challenging. Here are some tips on how to support your child’s transition back to school.
July 26, 2019
Mālama Ola Minute: A heads up on concussions
Learn how to spot and treat a concussion and how KS and its staff support the healing process.
June 27, 2019
Mālama Ola Minute: Heat-related illnesses… Keep cool this summer
Hawai‘i temperatures have been hitting record highs, increasing the risk for heat-related illnesses including heat rash, sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The good news is that all of these illnesses are 100% preventable.
May 30, 2019
Mālama Ola Minute: Substance Abuse Prevention
Graduation season is here! Over the next few weeks, thousands of teens across Hawaiʻi will be celebrating this joyous milestone surrounded by loved ones. It is also a time to think about safety and how to celebrate responsibly. How do we ensure that the promising lives of our youth are not abruptly cut short by an accident that could have been prevented?