There's a drive in American Samoa to tackle violence in the community.
Last year, more than 600 family based violence cases were reported through the Family Court.
Family based violence cases can include child abuse, domestic violence and also relate to substance abuse.
A five-day workshop which is now under way has brought together all agencies which provide services for children to form an inter-agency team, that can better serve children who are victimised and abused.
A former assistant attorney general, Suzanna Tiapula, the facilitator at the workshop, says she is concerned over the number of cases which are not been reported.
"That there are more cases out there not been reported, and the community is working and training is part of that. But, the community is working hard to educate and the professionals here are trying to educate the community so that we bring more in."
A former assistant attorney general, Suzanna Tiapula.