Culture-based well-being & sexuality curriculum for Chuukese & CHamoru communities

by Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero
University of Guam Press

The University of Guam Press is hosting a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Guam Museum Indoor Theater to introduce a new curriculum, entitled Navigating Personal Wellbeing & Sexuality: A Facilitator's Guide for Working with Chuukese and CHamoru Communities. The curriculum is a culture-based resource for peer educators, teachers, counselors, social workers, community & traditional leaders and health care advocates who educate about personal wellness, sexuality, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in Chuukese and CHamoru communities. It includes ten lessons that address culturally distinct attitudes, myths, beliefs, and human behavior. It also aims to explore barriers rooted in specific beliefs and attitudes that may place individuals at greater risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

The authors and cultural advisors of the curriculum and a representative from the Office of Minority Health Resource Center, who funded the project, will be available to answer questions at the Press Conference. Please see the attached press release.

For more information, please contact UOG Press Managing Editor Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero at (671)735-2154 or

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