Guam CEDDERS Participated in the 7th Annual Healthy Hearts, Healthy Living Fair

Community Services: Model Services

On June 25, Guam CEDDERS participated in the 7th Annual Healthy Hearts, Healthy Living Fair held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church located in Toto. (Pictured L-R) Brittney Cruz, Parents Empowering Parents (PEP); and Christina Jung, Guam CEDDERS Research Associate.
On June 25, Brittney Cruz (sitting left), PEP; Marie Wusstig (sitting right), Guam CEDDERS Training Associate; and John Wusstig (standing), gather for a group photo at the 7th Annual Healthy Hearts, Healthy Living outreach event held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church located in Toto.

Guam CEDDERS Facilitated Routines-Based Interview (RBI) On-Site Training

Community Services: Training

GEIS Staff posed for a photo after the RBI Coaching training on May 25 (L-R) Pat Mantanona, R-Leen Mario, Elizabeth Blas, Ramon Castro, Bertha Cabrera, Tisha Sanchez, Mike Cepeda, Gajee Parsons, Francine Camacho, Rosie Tkaczuk, Sherry Cruz, Dr. Naomi Younggren, Grace Loyola, Cookie Treltas, and Joanie Manibusan.
Naomi Younggren, Ph.D., was on Guam from May 22 – 26 providing on-site Routines-Based Intervention (RBI) Coaching training and technical assistance to the Guam Early Intervention System (GEIS) Staff.

Document & Website Accessibility Training

Community Services: Training
On May 31, Sherolyn Guerrero, Guam CEDDERS Disability Media Specialist, and Leah Abelon, GSAT Coordinator, conducted a training on Document and Website Accessibility. 15 individuals attended the training, which include representatives from the Judiciary of Guam, Guam Law Library, University of Guam, Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, and the Guam Community College.

Guam Early Learning Guidelines Training

Community Services: Training
On May 27, Vera Blaz, CEDDERS Training Associate, facilitated a workshop on how to use the Guam Early Learning Guidelines to help nurture children’s growth and development. 64 child care directors and providers attended the training that was held at Guam Community College and conducted in collaboration with Joe Montague, Program Coordinator at the Department of Public Health and Social Services Child Care Development Fund.

Guam EHDI Evaluation Work Group Meeting With Stakeholders

Guam Early Hearing Detection & Intervention
On June 1, Elaine Eclavea, Guam CEDDERS Consultant, facilitated an Evaluation Work Group meeting with Stakeholders for the Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, EHDI-IS system to review the EHDI data for 2016 and provide input in the areas of: Data Quality, Timeliness, Representativeness, Acceptability, Effectiveness, and Usefulness. Pictured (Left -Right): Christina Jung, Research Associate; Pat Mantanona, GEIS Program Coordinator; Leah Malanum, Sagua Managu; Therese Cruz, Sagua Managu; JJ Mendiola, Data Coordinator; Jenika Ballesta, Research Associate; Marie Wusstig, Training Associate; Elaine Eclavea, CEDDERS Consultant.

Project Bisita I Familia Advisory Committee Meeting

Department of Public Health & Social Services Project Bisita I Familia
Project Bisita I Familia staff held its Advisory Committee meeting on May 23 at the Lagu Resource Center, Dededo. (Standing; L-R): Maria Dixon, Administrative Assistant; Pat Mantanona​, Program Coordinator​​; Diana Santos, Social Worker; Nahleen Heard, HRSA/MCHB Project Officer; Vera Blaz, Training Associate; Terry Aguon,​ Human Service Program Administrator​; Helene Paulino, Program Coordinator; Relida Sumaylo, Project Supervisor; JJ Mendiola, Data Coordinator.(Kneeling; L-R): Sherill Tinio, Home Visitor; Audrey Topasna, Program Coordinator; Margarita Gay, Project Director; Jenika Ballesta, CQI Coordinator; Elizabeth Calvo, Social Marketing Coordinator.

DPHSS Project Bisita I Familia Staff Attend Site Review Exit Conference

Community Services: Training Project Bisita I Familia
Project Bisita I Familia held an exit conference on May 26, to discuss the summary of findings from the federal on-site visit conducted by the Region IX Project Officer and representatives from The Bizzell Group, project consultants. Pictured (L-R): Diana Santos, DPHSS Social Worker; Jenika Ballesta, Guam CEDDERS Research Associate and Bisita, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)Coordinator; Vera Blaz; Guam CEDDERS Training Associate; Margarita Gay, DPHSS Bisita Project Director; JJ Mendiola, Guam CEDDERS Interoperability Data Manager; Maria Dixon, DPHSS Bisita Administrative Assistant; James Gillan, DPHSS Director; Audrey Topasna, DPHSS Bisita Program Coordinator; Relida Sumaylo, DPHSS Bisita Project Supervisor; Sherill Tinio, DPHSS Bisita Home Visitor; Ronda Waller, Programmatic Reviewer, Bizzell Group; Nahleen Heard, KRSA/MCHB Project Officer; George Dines, Fiscal Reviewer Bizzell Group.