Argosy University, Hawai‘i’s affiliated site, the Family Strengthening Center at Family Programs Hawai‘i, was recently awarded a $1 million per year grant for 6 years from the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services. This grant will support mental health assessments, psychological evaluations, court expert psychological testimony and psychological consultation of victims of child maltreatment and their families.
Both Argosy University, Hawai‘i and the Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University were instrumental in developing this center that services the entire state. This grant will allow the center to provide a stable psychological internship, psychology practicum and marriage and family therapy practicum experience for at least the next six years.
The center provides a venue for training current Argosy University, Hawai‘i students. It also provides psychological services to children removed from their caretakers due to child maltreatment. The school is utilizing a 3-year grant from the Federal Department of Education to research and develop educational and psychological strategies to improve the educational and social outcomes of native Hawaiian children in foster care.