A study by Manchester University in England has advised that mentoring and support services are needed for teens at risk of becoming abusers. Professor David Gadd led the three-year study and says: “There are 16, 17, 18-year-old young men who are already committing very lethal forms of domestic violence on a repeat basis.” He also commented that “Young men tend to see domestic abuse as a fight that got out of hand. Many will feel that some of the blame, or all of the blame, is not theirs.”
Professor Gadd recommends a nation-wide system with on-going, one-on-one mentoring to help young men who are at risk of becoming abusers.
The study also recommended that domestic violence prevention be part of school sex and relationship education. The UK government has guaranteed £40 million ($67.7 million) toward DV support services.
Read the article from BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat at http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/24768419
Wendy Claunch was the guest speaker at the INOVA Alexandria Hospital Cares About Domestic Violence Awareness Day. The event is held every year during October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention month. The staff and nursing students were eager to learn more about Shev’s story and how they, as the first line in health care, can intervene in teen dating violence cases. An active question and answer session followed the presentation. Thank you to Debra Evans, Maria Leathers and Karen Bune for inviting DASH to the event.
We take a moment today to remember our dear Siobhan on her 24th birthday. All we do, we do for you….
Join us at the 7th Annual K-9 Krawl! Bring your favorite pooch and walk to raise awareness about domestic violence and the link to animal abuse. Saturday, October 19, 8:30am registration at the Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, Virginia. FREE. Sponsored by the FCPS Victims Services Section, the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation.
For more information, click: K-9 Krawl flyer 2013