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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 GBHWC 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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Leading Change 2.0

In order to achieve its mission, SAMHSA has identified strategic initiatives focused on leading change to better meet the behavioral health care needs of individuals, communities, and service providers. View the manual here or visit www.samhsa.gov for more information.

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Press Releases

November 13, 2014: GBHWC Seeking Volunteers for Annual Holiday Crisis Hotline

November 8, 2014: Prevention Trainings and Events: November 2014

Aug. 1, 2014: Community Members Invited to 2nd GOPEACE Conference

July 23, 2014: Advocate-Therapist Vanessa Jackson Re-Introduces POWER to Guam's Behavioral Health Service Providers

July 17, 2014: One Nation Partners Remind Guam Community: You can have fun without alcohol!

July 10, 2014: Families Invited to Celebrate the 70th Guam Liberation Day Parade - One Nation Alcohol-Free

May 13, 2014: Youth: The Sky is your Limit! 24th Annual Youth for Youth Conference Starts this Friday

May 9, 2014: Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam Hosts 24th Annual Conference - Registration Deadline Extended to May 9, 2014

Apr. 30, 2014: 19th Annual Summer Youth Program Officially Open for Registration

Mar. 28, 2014: Building a Suicide-Alert Community through safeTALK - Next Training on March 28, 2014

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

August
Aug 29 - Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Consortium meeting

Aug 29 - Connect Postvention training

September
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Sept 4-5 - Staff Training: ASL Intermediate Training

Sept 6-7 - ASIST training

Sept 16 - safeTALK training (Army Active)

Sept 16-19 - Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

Sept. 18 - 19 - ASIST training

November
MA Community Calendar

November 13 - Survivors of Suicide Support Group

December
December 1 - 3 Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council meeting

December 4 - 6 Behavioral Health in Micronesia Conference

December 9 - Anger Management Training

December 10 - CLAS Training

December 11 - safeTALK Training

December 12 - safeTALK Training

December 13 - Volunteer Training: Holiday Crisis Hotline

December 18 - Brief Tobacco Intervention Training

December 19 - NCD Consortium meeting

December 29 - Connect Training - Social Services

December 31 - PEACE Council meeting


View our full calendar here.
   
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.

One Nation Pledge

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.

 
GOPEACE

If you or your community organization is interested in becoming a subgrantee for the Partnerships for Success grant, contact the PEACE office at (671) 477-9079 thru 9083.

Read the 5-Year Plan here.

Find out more....
 

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.

SAVE THE DATE!

February 14, 2015 : 5th Annual HYPE 5K Fun Run/Walk

May 15 - 17, 2015 : 25th Annual Youth for Youth Conference

 
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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