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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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Press Releases

May 5, 2016: GBHWC Mourns the Loss of Don Sabang

March 10, 2016: The Good Life with Youth for Youth

December 7, 2015: Volunteers Needed for Annual Holiday Crisis Helpline

October 26, 2015: SAMHSA Calls Guam Organizations to Host Town Hall Meetings on Underage Drinking Prevention

October 5, 2015: New Support Group Format Aims to Reach Pit to Survivors of Suicide Loss

October 2, 2015: Guam's First Community Interpreters' Training Program

May 13, 2015: Status Update Youth for Youth Conference

May 4, 2015: SAMHSA-CSAP Director Visits the Pacific Region

April 30, 2015: Update Youth for Youth Celebrates 25 Years of HYPE

April 16, 2015: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

February 12, 2015: Pacific Region Awarded $900,000 for Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training

February 05, 2015: Youth for Youth Celebrates 25 Years of HYPE

February 05, 2015: Conference to Address Healing and Wellness through Contemporary Application of Indigenous Knowledge

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

May 13, 2016 - safeTALK training

May 20, 2016 - Connect training (Social Services)

May 24-25, 2016 - 3rd Annual GOPEACE Conference

Jun 3, 2016 - Stress Management training (DOA)

Jun 3, 2016 - Connect training, Social Services module

Jun 8, 2016 - PEACE Council meeting

Jun 17, 2016 - Swim Program Orientation Day

Jun 21, 2016 - Start of Summer Swim Program

Jun 21-22, 2016 - ASIST training

Jul 8, 2016 - safeTALK training

July 15, 2016 – Stress Management training (DOA)

Jul 21, 2016 - One Nation Liberation Parade celebration

Jul 22, 2016 - Connect training (Law Enforcement)

Jul 28-29, 2016 - ASIST training

July 29, 2016 – Swim Program Fiesta

Sep 9, 2016 � safeTALK training


Aug 20-21 - ASIST Training

Aug 24-25 - GOPEACE Conference

Aug 28 - Connect (Social Services)

Sept 3-4 � Community Readiness and Team Building Training (for PFS sub-grantees)

Sept 7-13 � National Suicide Prevention Week

Sept 9 � Stress Management (DOA)

Sept 10 � World Suicide Prevention Day

Sept 11 � safeTALK

Sep 11 - safeTALK Training

Sep 17-18 - ASIST Training

Sept 25 � safeTALK (for DPHSS)

Sep 25 - Connect (Education)

Sept 30 � Lifelines Training: Parents Workshop (for Island Girl Power)

Oct 8 � CAPT Training Part 1: Health Disparities and Equity (for PFS sub-grantees)

Oct 9 � CAPT Training Part 2: Weaving Traditional and Indigenous Practices into SPF Work (for PFS sub-grantees)

Oct 10 � CAPT Pilot Training: Data Quality Training (by invite only)

Nov 5-6 � GOPEACE conference

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.

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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 Gerry Lunod 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 Thursday of the month
WHERE: Agbayani Building, RIL COOL Office, 2nd floor Ste. 201
542 W. Route 8, Barrigada
(between Noritake and Subway)

Contact Bernice MCGill at (671) 747-5665 or the PEACE office at (671) 477-9079 thru 9083


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.

21st Annual Summer Youth Swimming and Water Safety Program June 17, 2016 – July 29, 2016

In-person registration now accepted!

Call 477-9079 thru 9083 for inquiries.

21st Annual Summer Youth Swimming and Water Safety Program Registration Form

Swim Program 2016 Handout

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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