Ho‘ouna Pono: Drug Prevention for Rural Hawaiian Youth

Principal Investigator: Scott K. Okamoto

SIRC Collaborators: Stephen Kulis and Patricia Dustman

Funding: National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse, award K01DA019884 &  R34 DA031306 (2011-2013)

A curriculum development and feasibility study to create and pilot test a culturally grounded substance use prevention intervention for rural native Hawaiian middle school youth.

Related articles:

Okamoto, S. K., Helm, S., Giroux, D., Edwards, C., & Kulis, S. (2010). The development and initial validation of the Hawaiian youth drug offers survey. Ethnicity and Health, 15, 73-92. doi: 10.1080/13557850903418828.  Read full article PMCID: PMC2888708

Okamoto, S. K., Helm, S., Giroux, D., Kaliades, A., Kawano, K. N., & Kulis, S. (2010). A typology and analysis of drug resistance strategies of rural native Hawaiian youth. Journal of Primary Prevention, 31, 311-319. doi: 10.1007/s10935-010-0222-8   Read full article PMCID: PMC3005017

Okamoto, S. K., Helm, S., Kulis, S., Delp, J., & Dinson, A. (2012). Drug resistance strategies of rural Hawaiian youth as a function of drug offerers and types of substances: A community stakeholder analysis in rural Hawaii. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23, 1239–1252.  doi: 10.1353/hpu.2012.0102 NIHMSID:NIHMS422505

Okamoto, S. K., Kulis, S., Helm, S., Edwards, C., & Giroux, D. (in press). The social context of drug offers and their relationship to drug use of rural Hawaiian youth. The Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Use. 

Okamoto, S. K., Kulis, S., Helm, S., Edwards, C., & Giroux, D. (2010). Gender differences in drug offers of rural Hawaiian youth. Affilia, 25, 291-306. doi: 10.1177/0886109910375210.  Read full article PMCID: PMC2919836