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Kaumaha Introduction


Kaumaha, Hawaiian Grief Work, is intended to perpetuate Hawaiian knowledge and practices related to Kaumaha.

Uncle Likeke and Aunty Lynette Paglinawan offer through audio, video, and text their social work expertise and Hawaiian cultural knowledge as handles for workers to better understand and address loss and grief with beneficiary children and ‘ohana or family.  It provides basic knowledge of Kaumaha and can be applied in multidisciplinary settings, in various communities, and across ethnicities.