Prevention and Training (PEACE)

The Prevention and Training branch falls under GBHWC’s Division of Clinical Services.

The branch provides training, technical assistance and educational opportunities for program managers, community leaders, and youth and adult volunteers on enhancing and promoting mental wellness to reduce and prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and other correlated problems.
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training
  • Ethics in Prevention Training 
  • Substance Abuse Awareness (Drug-Free Workplace) Training for Supervisors, for Employees
  • Anger Management Workshop
  • Stress Management Workshop
  • Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills Training
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • safeTALK – Suicide Prevention Training
  • Connect – Suicide Postvention Training
  • Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Healthcare
  • Lifelines Trilogy Curriculum Training
  • Suicide to Hope Training for Clinicians/Counselors
  • Grief Recovery Class
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group
  • Widows Survivors Support Group
  • Annual Youth for Youth Summer Swim & Safety Program 
  • Annual Youth for Youth Live! Guam Conference

The branch is also known to its stakeholders, partners and community members as PEACE office; PEACE stands for Prevention Education and Community Empowerment. To attain its vision of an island community empowered and committed to making healthy choices for themselves and others around them, the PEACE office identifies valuable key stakeholders within the community, and partners with them in planning and carrying out culturally relevant, community-involved prevention initiatives.
  • The Governor’s PEACE Advisory Council
  • The State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
  • Guam’s Non-Communicable Diseases Consortium
  • Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam
  • Subgrantee: I’Pinangon Campus Suicide Prevention Center
  • Subgrantee: Guam Amateur Baseball Association
  • Subgrantee: Guahan Academy Charter School
  • Subgrantee: Guam’s Alternative Lifestyle Association
  • Subgrantee: Ayuda Foundation / Island Girl Power
  • Subgrantee: Newenefich Evangelical Church
  • Subgrantee: Rotaract Club of the Marianas
  • Subgrantee: Santa Teresita Church
  • Subgrantee: Phoenix Wrestling Club
  • Subgrantee: Sanctuary, Inc.
  • Subgrantee: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam
  • Subgrantee: Guahan Academy Charter School

The PEACE office continuously competes and has obtained various grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; most recently: the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Grant for youth suicide prevention, the Strategic Prevention Enhancement Planning grant, and the Partnerships for Success grant. These federal funds are locally implemented through the branch, in partnership with local community organizations who share the same passion and commitment to prevention.
For more information on the services provided by the Prevention and Training branch (PEACE office):
Office Number:                (671) 477-9079 thru 9083
Fax Number:                    (671) 477-9076
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