The Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (GCASAFV) presents...
2022 kNOw MORE Training Series:
Addressing Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence -
Enhancing Advocate Skills & Community Responses
October 18-20, 2022
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
The Westin Resort Guam, 3rd Floor
Registration and Check-in starts at 8:00 AM
*Please note that this training will only be offered In-Person 
We have been approved to provide CEUs and are currently pending approval for CLEs. 
*Please note that those interested in receiving CEUs must attend all sessions

This training event is funded in part by Grant #15JOVW-21-GG-00693-MUMU awarded by the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (USDOJ/OVW); Grants provided by the Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants to State Domestic Violence Coalitions, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services; and Grants #STOP 2020-WF-AX-0014 and #15JOVW-21-GG-00558-MUMU provided by the Governor’s Community Outreach – Federal Programs Office, Office of the Governor of Guam, awarded by the USDOJ/OVW. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this event are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of GCASAFV and these funding agencies.
About the Training:
Join GCASAFV and our training partners to address sexual assault and domestic violence by enhancing advocate skills & community responses.  Please note that this training will feature three different tracks including topics on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Skills Building/Advocacy. Attendees will have the option to attend different breakout sessions with presentations on varying topics.
Presenter Biographies

JUSUF, NINA has been working on domestic violence and sexual assault issues since 1992, starting as a hotline volunteer before becoming a shelter-based domestic violence advocate and later as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Women Against Rape for five years. She is one of the founders of National Asians Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) and has led numerous trainings and technical assistance on sexual assault and domestic violence issues in general and Asian Pacific Islander-specific trauma-informed services. Nina believes in collective wellness beyond self-care and has led/facilitated trainings on organizational sustainability; multicultural wellness, sustaining activists and activism; and genuine security for survivors, activists, and women human rights defenders in Asia, the Balkans, and United States. In addition, Nina has experience in leading an experiential learning-based youth organization and overseeing Home Based Childcare Center and Nutrition Program. She can be reached at          

RAMIREZ, RACHEL is with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), and the Founder of The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury. In this role, she oversees several federally funded and statewide initiatives on the intersection of domestic violence, disability, and health access, with a focus on behavioral health and brain injury. She also provides extensive statewide, national and international training, consultation, technical assistance and program support on brain injury caused by domestic violence. Over the past 15 years at ODVN, Rachel has led multiple statewide initiatives and trained hundreds of audiences. She co-authored Trauma-Informed Approaches: Promising Practices and Protocols for Ohio’s Domestic Violence Programs, ODVN’s evidence-based CARE brain injury tools, and several peer-reviewed journal articles. Her focus is on equipping professionals who work with domestic violence survivors to better understand traumatic stress and the impact of brain injury. This leads to more accessible and effective empowerment-based and survivor-centered services. She is a licensed independent social worker and a registered advocate with advanced status in Ohio. 

RECTOR, TRACY is an Award-winning film producer, author, speaker, and survivor who uses her voice to raise awareness of gender-based violence. USA Today recognized her film, No Ordinary Love, as one of the "biggest summer movies" in 2021. Her passion as a survivor and her desire to reach out to other victims was the force behind the project. She’s a certified speaker with The Big Talk Academy and has appeared in events in the US, Asia, Pacific and the United Kingdom. Tracy served as board chair of the second largest domestic violence agency in Texas. She launched an initiative known as PROJECT #RaiseAwareness to screen the film at colleges and raise awareness about Title IX. Tracy also made the film available to numerous domestic violence organizations, conferences, and events to educate different audiences about these issues. With the film as her platform, she has spoken on her personal survivor story, domestic violence in the community, and the need to address domestic violence in all areas of society with special emphasis on spiritual abuse.
YUSEF, MIRA is the Executive Director of Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (Monsoon) and a co-founder and staff member of NAPIESV, a program under Monsoon that provides technical assistance and training nationally, in the U.S. territories, and at some international sites. She has also helped incubate four other organizations serving victims of gender-based violence in marginalized populations: Nisaa African Family Services; Iowa Affirmation and Resources Chat (ARCh) chatline; Iowa Coalition for Collective Change; and Support for Arab Families in Iowa (SAFI).  Since 2010, Mira has been organizing and facilitating trainings and technical assistance on addressing gender-based violence locally, nationally, and internationally.  She has a master’s degree in Social Work, with specialization in Community Organizing, and a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Mira was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, 2004-2005, to pursue research in the Philippines on Muslim Filipinas employed as domestic workers in the Middle East. She was also awarded the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David Boren Fellowship in 2006 to study the Indonesian and Malay languages, as well as conduct field research in Malaysia and Philippines.  
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