Family Strengthening Center

The Family Strengthening Center at Family Programs Hawaii, in affiliation with the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University, is a non-profit Community Mental Health Center that provides services to culturally, socially, and economically diverse children and their families. The mission of the Center is to promote healthy development of children by strengthening their families through a multidisciplinary approach.



Dr. Steven J. Choy



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667Innovative Ways to Serve the Community

The Family Strengthening Center uses an innovative approach through its collaboration with many other organizations and agencies that address the healthy development of children. Through the Center’s multidisciplinary staff, the Family Strengthening Center provides an array of services that address the developmental needs of children and assist their families to facilitate healthy development.


EVALUATIONS Comprehensive Clinical Psychological Evaluations (Infant, Child, Adolescent, and Adult) Psychological Family Risk Evaluations Developmental Psychological Evaluations Family Systems Psychological Evaluations Child Parent Relationship Assessments Psychoeducational Evaluations Developmental Disabilities Evaluation Forensic Psychological Evaluations Placement Psychological Evaluations

TREATMENT SERVICES Trauma Informed Care Treatment Services Individual, Couples, Family and Group Services Infant, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

TRAINING SERVICES Practicum, Internship and Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Health Professional Practicums Community Trauma Informed Care Workshops Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training Center Child Maltreatment, Interpersonal Violence & Trauma Informed Care Trainings Child Development & Developmental Disabilities Trainings

OTHER SERVICES Expert Court Testimony & Consultation Visitation and Transitional Services Mentoring and Support Services Research


Department of Human Services

All Children and Families are eligible for services. For Grants, eligibility for services are based on the grants requirements. Center fees are paid through grants, sliding scale fees, and all major health insurances, including Quest.



We work on all the main islands including Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island.

Dr. Steven Choy


Mahalo to Our Funders & Changemakers

State, Private, Federal Grants

Health Insurance Payments

Private Fee-for-Service Payments

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