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Offering Mental Health Services to Support Students

The Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn Program offers Hawaii public school students in select schools virtual, confidential mental health services. Mental Health Services are provided by licensed Nurse Practitioners (APRN) who have specialized training and credentials in mental health. The Mental Health team is supported by the HK nurses in order to successfully identify students in need of additional support and to facilitate virtual visits.   

Students are welcome to either walk in or make an appointment through the health room. All appointments are conducted virtually.

Goal

The goal of the Hawaii Keiki Mental Health Program is to provide mental health services facilitated by a supportive and caring school-nursing team who can assist students by providing mental health assessments and appropriate counseling and referral for mental healthcare concerns.

Mental Health Services Offered:

  • Assessment & diagnosis of mental and behavioral health disorders
  • Mental health assessment
  • Short-term counseling
  • Referrals to school and community resources and providers
  • Education related to therapy and prescription refills for emergencies only
  • Coordination with school officials, Hawaiʻi Keiki school nurses, and parents to support students

Mental Health Program Staff

The Mental Health Program is staffed by licensed Hawaii Keiki (HK) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP). The mental health team works within a School-Based Health Clinic and is called upon to work closely in collaboration with Hawaii Keiki and HIDOE personnel to carry out a wide range of school health activities designed to address student’s psychiatric-mental health and well-being.

Picture of Kailene Oliveros, DNP, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Kailene Oliveros, DNP, APRN-Rx, NP-C, NCSN*
Director of Clinical Operations
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Cell: (808) 861-6839
Email: koliveros@ucera.org

*National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

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Marie DeMers, MS, LMFT
Mental Health Program Manager
Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Cell: (808) 272-5664
Email: mdemers@ucera.org

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Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster 402
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-8522
Email: hikeiki@hawaii.edu

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