March 2014

Coaching Boys Into Men: Upcoming Training for Athletic Coaches to Prevent Gender Violence

Wednesday, May 28, 2014; 10am-2pm.  Lunch will be provided Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 No cost, but pre-registration is necessary. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KT53YWC by May 14, 2014 Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based comprehensive violence prevention curriculum.  It equips athletic coaches with strategies, scenarios, … Read More >

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‘Man Up’ on Domestic and Sexual Violence

On March 14, FISA Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments co-sponsored “Man-Up: A Men’s Leadership Workshop on Gender Violence” with Jackson Katz.  Our goal was to start a new conversation in our region about why and how good men can be engaged in preventing other men’s violence against women and … Read More >

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Federal report: Age-adjusted rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities is three times higher than for people with no disability

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics: In 2012, the rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities was 34 per 1,000, compared to 23 per 1,000 for persons without disabilities. Because persons with disabilities are generally much older than those without, the age distribution differs considerably between these two groups, making direct comparisons misleading. To compare rates, each group was adjusted to have a similar age distribution, making the age-adjusted rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities (60 per 1,000) nearly three times higher than the rate for persons without disabilities (22 per 1,000). Read More >

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