Violence Prevention http://wesa.fm en Redefining Manhood and Male Leadership to Prevent Gender Violence http://wesa.fm/post/redefining-manhood-and-male-leadership-prevent-gender-violence <p>Dr. Jackson Katz <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue">lectures throughout the country</a> on how social views of masculinity contribute to gender violence. He’s in Pittsburgh as part of the Center for Victim’s new Men Ending Violence Challenge known as the <a href="http://menchallenge.org/">MEN Challenge</a>.</p><p>He describes portrayals of hyper masculinity in the media as "a prescription for dysfunctional behavior," and connects social perceptions of manhood with violence. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:19:39 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25806 at http://wesa.fm Redefining Manhood and Male Leadership to Prevent Gender Violence Preventing Homicides Through Early Intervention http://wesa.fm/post/preventing-homicides-through-early-intervention <p>Each year, the city of Pittsburgh sees more than 100 homicides.</p><p>A <a href="http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/home/news/in-the-news/articleid/1560/pitt-public-health-study-finds-nearly-a-third-of-pittsburgh-homicides-might-have-been-prevented">new study </a>by the University of Pittsburgh suggests that 30% of last year’s homicides could have been prevented by early intervention.</p><p>Richard Garland, M.S.W., visiting instructor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Steven Albert, Ph.D., chairman of the department, co-authored the study and say most of the criminal activity was a result of peer violence, not gang-related violence.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:10:12 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18698 at http://wesa.fm Preventing Homicides Through Early Intervention