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 victorialola@triton.uog.edu.

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Korea

Recommended Content