Capacity Building, Training, & Technical Assistance

Pacific Partners Project

The Pacific Partners Project (PPP) is the partnership among GCASAFV and postsecondary educational institutions including University of Guam, Guam Community College, the Pacific Islands University, GCA Trades Academy, Northern Marianas College, Northern Marianas Trades Institute, American Samoa Community College, College of Micronesia-FSM, Palau Community College, and the College of the Marshall Islands. The goal of the project is to create safe school campuses that are violence-free, and conducive to learning. GCASAFV and partners recognize the larger social issues affecting campus sexual assault and have the capabilities and support from community partners to build capacity and carry out the needs assessment in developing core elements of campus sexual assault policies while maintaining cultural sensitivity and relevance in our communities. Funded initiative by the Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Project Strengthening Teens Awareness & Resources (STAR)

Project STAR was developed to raise sexual violence awareness among the youth and young adults by increasing sexual violence education among Guam. The goal is to empower the youth and young adults to be advocates in their school and community.

The following are some of the events and activities under Project STAR:

  • Project STAR Youth Leadership Summit is a training for high school students. Youths and young adults engaged in three different curriculum: Safe Dates Curriculum, Respect Curriculum, and Speak.Act.Change youth activism curriculum. In addition, they will also participate in GCASAFV’s Community Advocate Training.

  • Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP) aims to engage schools starting with elementary school levels to be trained to implement the Sex Abuse Treatment Center Sexual Assault prevention curricula. The curricula developed by Hawaii’s Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) was chosen because of its cultural relevance to Guam’s population. It was designed to train community educators in a culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, strength-based, and developmentally appropriate curricula.

Training & Advocacy Services Initiative (TASI) Project

The Department of Public Health & Social Services - Adult Protective Services was awarded a grant which seeks to serve the elderly which GCASAFV assists with grants administration and coordination of project activities. The Training & Advocacy Services Initiative (TASI) Project focuses on abuse in later life – for those 50+ and continues to supply training for law enforcements and providers who work with individuals in later life.


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