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Our Vision
An island community empowered and committed to making healthy choices -- "Totally healthy, totally tobacco/alcohol/drug-free!"

Our Mission

SPF-SIGteal bullet DMHSA Prevention and Training branch uses SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, a 5-step planning process to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities. The effectiveness of this process begins with a clear understanding of community needs and depends on the involvement of community members in all stages of the planning process. Learn more here.

teal bullet Raise awareness about the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse on Guam;

teal bullet Prevent/reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, including underage drinking;

teal bullet Promote alcohol-free, tobacco-free and other drug-free lifestyles;

teal bullet Reduce the harmful outcomes associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use;

teal bullet Build Guam's capacity and infrastructure for establishing and sustaining evidence based substance abuse prevention early intervention programs that are effective.

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Press Releases

Jan. 8, 2014: Building Suicide-Alert Community through safeTALK

Jan. 21, 2014: Forum to Address Language Disparities on Guam

Jan. 8, 2014: PEACE Reaches out to Non-Profit Organization in Dededo

Press Releases

April
Apr. 1 safeTALK training
Apr. 8 I'Pinangon Suicide Prevention Forum
Apr. 16 SEOW Meeting
Apr. 24 25 ASIST training
Apr. 30 Connect Postvention Training
Apr. 30 PEACE Council Meeting

May
May 22 23 ASIST training

June
Jun. 19 20 ASIST training

July
Jul. 24 25 ASIST training

August
Aug. 21 22 ASIST training

September
Sept. 18 19 ASIST training

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Tobacco Control Program

Guam is in the midst of an epidemic of tobacco use. Controlling the tobacco epidemic is about making a difference, despite great odds... one person at a time.

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One Nation

The One Nation Alcohol-Free campaign promotes healthy choices – living an alcohol-free, tobacco- free and other drug-free lifestyle. Learn more.

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Live Healthy Guam

Join us in addressing alcohol and tobacco abuse prevention, and other non-communicable diseases on Guam! Monthly meetings are held in partnership with the Dept. of Public Health and Social Services. Find out more.

Contact the Audrey Topasna or Peter Cruz at 477-9079 for more information.

 
 


Suicide Prevention

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Survivors of Suicide

WHO: Open to youth and adults who have lost a loved one to suicidde
WHEN: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
WHERE: PEACE Office in Hagatna
Contact Debbie Duenas or Michelle Sasamoto at 477-9079 or 477-2304 for more information.

 
Responsible Beverage Service

The Responsible Beverage Service Training is a FREE program that aims to reduce alcohol-related problems by educating business establishments - on the proper and responsible service and sales of alcohol.

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Trainings are free of charge, and open to all alcohol-serving business owners, sellers and servers. Contact Audrey Topasna at 477-2304 or Rebecca Respicio at 735-5032.

 
GOPEACE

Read the 5-Year Plan here.

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Youth For Youth Live Guam!

Youth: Be Part of the Solution. Join the Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam, a youth-led, youth-driven prevention program that empowers young people to make positive, healthy choices. Learn more about YFYLG.

Attention all middle and high school students and counselors!

24th Annual Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam Conference Register Today!

For more information, contact
Deborah Duenas at 477-9079 or deborah.aflague@mail.dmhsa.guam.gov.

 
Funding of this web site was made possible by the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (#5 U79 SP11183-03) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written materials or publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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