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UK study advises mentoring abusive teens

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


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