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Ka Pili ʻOhana

Ka Pili ʻOhana

by Melinda Lloyd

Unpublished data from Hawaiʻi’s Child Welfare Services show that Native Hawaiian (NH) kamaliʻi are over-represented in the child welfare system in Hawaiʻi and spend significantly longer time in foster care compared to non-Hawaiians.

While removal from their families is sometimes necessary, youth who experience foster care are less likely to thrive as adults, with lower than average educational attainment and income, and poorer physical and mental health.

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