When November 03, 2022 at 9:00am 1 hr
Where Zoom
Contact Zoe Brooks-Jeffiers [email protected]

Watch the recording here!

Watch this webinar to discover how a dream to build wellness and resilience became a reality. During our time together we discussed the following:

  • What is the “Office of Wellness and Resilience?” A breakdown of SB2482
  • The power of collective voices: How we gathered community stakeholders.
  • The importance of collaborative cross-sector trauma-informed coordination.
  • The challenges and celebrations of the advocacy process in building community resilience.


Danny Goya CEO Ke Ala Ho’aka, LLC. - Trauma-Informed Trainer and Wellness and Resilience Coach and PACES Connection Hawaiʻi manager.

Mr. Goya is an educator with over 15 years of teaching experience (DOE, HAIS, community college and international settings) a community connector (16 years of non-profit and community work), and has had TIC Trainer. Mr. Goya employs a “two-eye-seeing” approach- creating safe spaces for western sciences and indigenous cultural practices in working with communities to build wellness and resilience, identify and address community issues and provide healing spaces for cultural and historical oppression.

Mr. Goya is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi (BA in History, Post-baccalaureate Secondary Education) and a Graduate Certificate Study in Resilience-Based Approaches with Family, Schools, and Communities from the University of Vermont.

Tia L.R. Hartsock

Tia is a trainer, independent consultant, researcher, and evaluator for non-profits, state departments, and federal agencies. Additionally, she’s the Project Director of a federal Substance Abuse, Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) initiative at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, in Hawaii’s Department of Health. Tia is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Hawaii’s School of Social Work. She received her Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration from Chaminade University and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Hawaii. She is a SAMHSA-certified trainer on Trauma-Informed Care and in July 2021, was selected as the Chair of the statewide Trauma-Informed Care Task Force to implement Act 209. Ms. Hartsock has been working to improve the child and adult serving systems in mental health and criminal justice in Hawaii for over 20 years.


This webinar is co-hosted by PACES Connection Hawai'i, an ever-growing national network connecting those who are implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building in their states and communities. PACES stands for Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences. For more information, please visit: https://www.pacesconnection.com/g/hawaii-statewide-aces-action-community