As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Tribune-Review — with the help of the FISA Foundation — created a video on teen dating violence.
The video features Gary Cuccia, who shares the story of his 16-year old daughter who was murdered by her boyfriend. Cuccia leads school assemblies in which he talks about how 83% of teen dating violence episodes follow a bad breakup.
TribLive created the short video and a series of articles to help young people and their parents start conversations about the various ways jealousy and possessiveness can become abusive.
FISA Foundation is a longtime supporter of a Blackburn Center initiative that surveys incoming freshmen at Seton Hill and Pitt-Greensburg about the “root causes” of gender-based violence. Students also are surveyed as outgoing seniors as a way to measure attitude changes.