On June 16, Pittsburgh communities demonstrated their united commitment to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault when government, business, faith and community leaders convened in the Allegheny County Courthouse courtyard for the third annual Father’s Day Pledge Signing event, an inspiring call to action for our region. During the rally, leaders from multiple sectors and a groundswell of supporters recited the Father’s Day Pledge, a commitment to take action. Among other speakers, Dr. Gary Cuccia shared his personal story and delivered the keynote address on preventing teen dating violence. Dr. Cuccia’s daughter was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2007. Since then, Dr. Cuccia has advocated for …
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Activating men to take action and be part of the solution
Promoting conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, specifically with young people
Engaging community groups in taking action to prevent violence and abuse
Athletic coaches play an extremely important role in the lives of boys and young men. Coaches influence how young men think and behave both on and off the field.
On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. The FBI reports that 32% of female homicide victims are killed by their intimate partners.
1 in 4
Nearly one in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Among victims of intimate partner violence, more than 1 in 3 women experienced multiple forms of rape, stalking, or physical violence; 92.1% of male victims experienced physical violence alone, and 6.3% experienced physical violence and stalking
Women are much more likely than men to be victimized by a current or former intimate partner.
More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance; for male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger.
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Approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.
It's time to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our region.
By Kristy Trautmann Revolutions happen all the time. Scientific discoveries. Elections. Technical innovations. Diagnoses. Babies are born. Loved ones die. The world rearranges itself, sometimes in an instant, to appear fundamentally different. The preposterous becomes ordinary, as mundane as the ability to ask your phone a question and get a response laced with cheeky attitude. The ideas we leave behind become quickly anachronistic, like being unreachable when on vacation or in the car. It’s hard to imagine a past that was commonplace only a decade ago. Forty years ago, almost no one spoke about domestic violence or rape. Women were just beginning to gather around …
NOTE: this event has been postponed. We will update this site with information about the rescheduled summit as soon as possible. “A great coach empowers his athletes to develop from good players on the field to great men in the community.” Pittsburgh Steelers coaching assistant Dan Rooney invites high school coaches to attend the Coaching Boys Into Men Training Summit at Heinz Field. Read Dan’s letter here. The May 20 session will prepare attendees to implement CBIM this fall. Coaching Boys Into Men equips high school athletic coaches to help their male athletes build respectful relationships and prevent dating violence. To learn more about the summit and register to attend, …
NOTE: this event has been postponed. We will update this site with information about the rescheduled summit as soon as possible. Coaches are invited to join the Pittsburgh Steelers, FISA Foundation, and United Way of Southwestern PA for a free Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) training program at Heinz Field on Saturday, May 20. This session will prepare coaches to implement CBIM this fall. Coaching Boys Into Men equips high school athletic coaches to help their male athletes build respectful relationships and prevent dating violence. To learn more about the program, click here. When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Hyundai …
Across southwest Pennsylvania, community leaders and thousands of concerned citizens are coming together to take action to end violence against women.
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