Programs and Projects
Community Action Teams (CA-Teams) Project
The GCASAFV Community Action Teams – groups of key stakeholders representing the views of specific groups: specifically, the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities, Families, Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in the Workplace, and Community Outreach & Emerging Issues.
These groups of key domestic and family violence community stakeholders are meeting monthly and focus on:
- Youth and Families – is looking at issues and challenges that continue the cycle of violence against women and other vulnerable populations including but not limited to youth and children, immigrants, LGBT, ethnic minorities exposed to family, domestic and dating violence. The team will review existing services as well as look at what resources are lacking and discuss strategies to support a collaborative community response to better serve victims, survivors and their families.
- Elderly and Persons with Disabilities – is looking at providing our manam’ko (the elderly) and persons with disabilities with improved awareness and understanding of family, domestic and dating violence as well as what services are available and accessible to meet the needs of victims, survivors and their families.
- Community Outreach & Emerging Issues – is looking at underserved populations such as ethnic minorities and immigrants and where efforts to increase their awareness about family, domestic, dating violence and sexual assault can be focused. The team will review existing services as well as look at what resources are lacking and discuss strategies to support a collaborative community response to better serve these community groups.
- Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in the Workplace – is looking at issues and challenges related to sexual assault and domestic violence as it may impact the workplace. The SA/DV Workplace Team is discussing the issues and problems as well as reviewing existing services, looking at what resources are lacking and looking to develop recommendations for strategies to support a collaborative community response to better serve victims, survivors and their families.
Community Advocate Training (CAT) Project
The CAT Project aims to build the GCASAFV’s capacity to effectively provide victim services influenced by evidence-based strategies and best practices relating to SA and DV issues; develop a pool of trained, culturally competent community presenters, and; support Guam’s underserved multi-ethnic communities with information on criminal sexual conduct and domestic violence laws, victim rights, and service resources.
Capacity Building and Training (CBT) Project
A critical element in the development of the GCASAFV’s as a functional force within the island community involves fulfilling its goal to provide member agencies and community partners with the technical support necessary to move their respective SA and DV programs forward. Through the CBT Project, the GCASAFV’s continues to work to build the capacity of its member agencies and community groups to improve services to victims of SA/DV in our island community.
Project Strengthening Teens Awareness and Resources (STAR)
Project STAR provides input in developing strategies and collateral materials geared towards developing peer awareness on issues related to domestic, sexual, family, and dating violence.