Family Strengthening Center

Due to the COVID-19, evaluations and mental health assessments are being conducted via tele-assessments until further notice.  Our Psychologists will remain available to CWS staff  for consultations during this time.

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



Total Number of Children and Adults Served Annually

Number of Psychological Evaluations Completed Annually

Number of Group Therapy Sessions with Children at our Shelter Annually

Innovative 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.



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

Training Opportunities

Dr. Steven Choy


Mahalo to Our Funders & Changemakers

State, Private, Federal Grants

Health Insurance Payments

Private Fee-for-Service Payments

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