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Jewish Community Center

Magee-Womens Hospital

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Pittsburgh Promise

Sarah Heinz House

Squirrel Hill Health Center

The Weiner Na’amat Pittsburgh Center for Women’s Health, Karmiel, Israel

Jewish Community Center

This program, “We Can!” targets 60 adolescent girls with at least one risk factor of childhood obesity and includes parent engagement and education as an integral aspect of the model. It is based on a National Institute of Health program and is implemented in collaboration with UPMC Health Plan and the Children’s Hospital Obesity Clinic. “We Can!” is a six-week course in lifestyle modification that combines physical activities with nutrition counseling.

Magee-Womens Hospital

Statistics show that young women ages 16-24 are at greatest risk for experiencing intimate partner violence and African-American women, and those below poverty level, are at especially high risk. “Safe Pregnancy Pittsburgh” is an educational program designed to bring attention to and expand knowledge of pregnancy and abuse with at-risk pregnant and parenting teens in Pittsburgh. The goal is this program is to increase individual safety and well-being for 250 low-income and African-American teenagers ages 13-19 who are currently pregnant or young parents.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

The Center for Disease Control strongly encourages those working in the field of sexual violence to adopt a Primary Prevention strategy to work toward ending sexual violence. Primary prevention focuses on stopping perpetration before victimization ever occurs while continuing to help students currently experiencing sexual violence access appropriate resources.

PAAR’s primary prevention “Social Norms Project” will be pilot-tested and evaluated at Wilkinsburg Middle School. Social norms theory and research suggest that individuals misperceive the attitudes and behaviors of others in ways that reduce willingness to intervene to prevent violence. The program involves students, school personnel and parents, and ultimately the Wilkinsburg community in changing the culture of acceptance of sexual violence and thereby creating a safe and violence free community.

Pittsburgh Promise

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh made a donation to The Pittsburgh Promise, the fund recently created by UPMC and the Pittsburgh Public Schools to provide college funds for Pittsburgh students. This is the second grant towards the two-year commitment that was made.

Sarah Heinz House

The “Robot Diaries Program” is an effort of graduate students from Carnegie Mellon and Pitt that offers an alternative style of learning about technology, giving adolescent girls their own, creative learning environment to spur additional interest in science based programs such as robotics. The program is designed to serve twenty 7th and 8th grade girls in a curriculum that spans 16 hours in two sessions and is a unique collaboration of science, technology, engineering, math and artistic creativity.

Squirrel Hill Health Center

The “Healthy Teen Project” is a comprehensive health education project for adolescent girls across the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Working in local day schools, synagogue schools, and with a tangentially related program at the Jewish Community Center, SHHC staff will engage 6th and/or 7th grade girls and their parents in educational programming around the issues of adolescent including topics on nutrition and healthy weight maintenance; coping with stress, maturing bodies and emerging sexuality and lifelong healthcare.

The Weiner Na’amat Pittsburgh Center for Women’s Health, Karmiel, Israel

A fourth year grant for the “Towards a Healthy Future” project. Its goal is to provide information and tools to facilitate healthy teenage lifestyle choices. Main issues addressed include sex education, peer pressure, body image, and the education of parents and educators to recognize when problems occur.

 

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