UH Manoa School of Social Work receives OHA grant to assist Native Hawaiians

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jackie Graessle, 956-6245
School of Social Work
Posted: Feb 8, 2008

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has provided a $104,500 grant to UH Mānoa‘s School of Social Work to support the Native Hawaiian Master of Social Work Program, which prepares graduates to more effectively address social problems that afflict Native Hawaiians.

The grant provides stipends to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry who are placed at internship sites supported by OHA grants. The School‘s goal is to educate students in indigenous practices to better equip them to provide social services in agencies where there is a large percentage of Native Hawaiians.

During this three-year grant, the School of Social Work will also develop a theory of social work based on Hawaiian and other indigenous cultural experiences and practices. The School will also work to verify, validate, and promote existing practices and theories of change that are effective in working with Native Hawaiians.

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For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/sswork/