Philip’s Foundation is pleased to introduce Jayde Bello and Justise Quitugua, Student Program Assistants at the University of Guam’s I Pinangon Campus Suicide Prevention Program for the Spring 2013 Semester. The salaries of both students, who work 10-12 hours per week at I Pinangon, were funded by a grant from Philip’s Foundation this semester.
In their work as student program assistants, Jayde and Justise are developing and facilitating suicide prevention education and training programs on campus, as well as organizing and facilitating suicide prevention outreach events. They also facilitate Suicide Prevention Peer Support Training (60-90 minute class sessions) and organize more advanced two-day workshops providing Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), which are facilitated by community-based ASIST Trainers from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Our MissionTo encourage and support the study of suicide and its prevention in Guam and Micronesia and to assist in the dissemination of the results of that research to mental health professionals and educators for the formulation of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices specifically tailored to the unique needs of Guam and Micronesia.