Who We Are
What We Do
Activating men to take action and be part of the solution
Engaging community groups in taking action to prevent violence and abuse
Promoting conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, specifically with young people
On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S.
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.
Women are much more likely than men to be victimized by a current or former intimate partner.
1 in 3
Approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
It's time to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our region.
The field of prevention is continuing to evolve. Practitioners, educators, and advocates are in the community every day, working to prevent sexual harassment, abuse, and relationship violence before it happens and to reach the most vulnerable victims who are least likely to get help. On Nov. 7, 2019, researchers from the division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and Seton Hill University presented on emerging research findings. They invited a dialogue about the meaning of the data and its implications for shaping ongoing prevention efforts. More than 100 professionals engaged in efforts to break the cycle of violence and prevent …
Chartiers Valley High School’s head varsity football coach Daniel Knause recognizes athletics is a platform where coaches can positively influence young men and women beyond the field. Coach Knause believes in character building, and when he was introduced to Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) by Bernie Colbert, a prevention educator from Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, he knew the program would be beneficial to his football team. “CBIM has helped us build better men.” When asked what his hope is for the athletes who participate in CBIM, Coach Knause stated, “We hope they become caring individuals who treat the opposite sex with dignity and respect.” Coach …
Change happens when we recognize that our language matters. In September 2019, Merriam-Webster added more than 530 new words to the dictionary, including entries for identity and race. “They” is now “used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” And a new sense of “inclusive” has been added: “allowing and accommodating people who have historically been excluded (because of their race, gender, sexuality, or ability).” So, why are we still referring to a piece of clothing as a “wife beater?” During #DVAM, we are saying NO MORE to language that normalizes violence. Join us in asking dictionaries to make a change. Sample social media …
With over 35 years of coaching experience and as the Head Coach of the Uniontown Area High School football and track team, Coach Cedric Lloyd has a goal to “develop great boyfriends and someday, husbands,” through an athletic program that revolves around respect of self and others. Since implementing Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) with his team, in addition to observing his players interacting differently with the other students, Coach Lloyd reports, “teachers, girlfriends, teammates and parents have given positive feedback on the players.” “Our hope is always that our student athletes know they can become anything with direction, and we feel that CBIM gives …