Thursday, October 30, 2014

NNEDV's Fact Sheet about HIV/AIDS & Domestic Violence


The National Network to End Domestic Violence launched a new tool kit, Positively Safe: The Intersection of Domestic Violence & HIV/AIDS. Below is a featured fact sheet from the Positively Safe toolkit. If you want additional materials and links to more resources visit


Thursday, October 16, 2014

NNEDV's Frequently Asked Questions About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Below is a blog from the National Network Against Domestic Violence on Frequently Asked Questions About Domestic Violence. 
Click here to read more about this blog  or visit  for more materials. 


Friday, October 10, 2014

GCASAFV's Regional Summit 2014: We kNOw MORE

The Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (GCASAFV) is pleased to present the "Regional Summit 2014: We kNOw MORE."

The Summit will occur from November 6, 2014, Thursday to November 8, 2014, Saturday with different topics each day. Those who should attend include youth, young adults, families, and members of the community; victim service providers and advocates in programs designed to address sexual assault (SA), domestic violence (DV), and other forms of gender-based violence; social workers, counselors, and systems advocates; and community leaders engaged in efforts to ending the violence.

From November 6, Thursday to November 7, Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Holiday Resort & Spa, Tumon, the Summit will focus on trauma-informed victim services, SA/DV across the lifespan, effective advocacy in the community, and the impact of sexual/domestic violence in the workplace, to an audience of community leaders, various organizations, business establishments, victim service providers, social workers, and counselors.

On November, 8, Saturday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Holiday Resort & Spa, Tumon, the Summit will be for youth, young adults, and the community leaders with the focus on raising long-term, effective awareness and advocacy in the community. The Saturday session will have two tracks. Track A will be for youth and young adults on the Speak! Act! Change! curriculum on SA/DV awareness & peer advocacy. Track B will engage the community to address SA/DV and breaking the barriers for survivors to include language access.
Registration is free. Seats are limited so please register early.
 The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 22.
Check-in will start 7:30 AM.

VARO and Erica's House Family Violence Awareness Wave

In commemoration of Family Violence Awareness Month, Victim Advocates Reaching Out (VARO) with Erica's House will be hosting a Family Violence Awareness Wave on October 21, 2014. 
Please see the flyer below for more details. 

Guma' Mami, Inc. presents The Clothesline Project


OCTOBER 22, 2014 

Guma’ Mami, Inc. will host The Clothesline Project exhibit as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of activities.  The Clothesline Project serves as an outlet for women who are victims of violence to express their emotions.  The Clothesline Project is part of a national effort to educate communities about the personal impact of sexual violence.  This project offers women, men and children and their supporters, an opportunity to have a voice around the issues of sexual abuse and assault.  Individuals express themselves artistically by creating personal messages on the shirts.  This exhibit provides an opportunity for survivors to bear witness to their experience of violence, and to celebrate their transformation from victim to survivor by ‘breaking the silence’.

We invite you to participate in this event as we all help victims, victims’ families and their friends “Break the Silence”.  This event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Guma’ Tasa, Mangilao.

For more information, please contact Jirrah Cabrales Bautista @ 477-1505 or email @

Source: Jirrah Cabrales, Guma' Mami, Inc. 

Friday, October 03, 2014

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act

Click the link below to read the personal story and reflections of the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act by Marylouise Kelley, PhD., Director of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program.
Drawing from FVPSA Program Director Marylouise Kelley's daughter, age 6, while Kelly was an advocate in a shelter: "Sometimes ladies come to The Crisis Center because they have trouble at home. Sometimes my Mom has to show them where they sleep. Sometimes they come to The Crisis Center with kids."