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From Boys to Men: Phase Two Key Findings

This document reports on the findings of the second phase of The From Boys to Men Project. This entailed thirteen focus group discussions with 69 young people, aged 13-19. The focus groups explored young men’s attitudes to domestic abuse by inviting responses to a government anti-violence publicity campaign and a series of hypothetical vignettes. Groups were selected on the basis that they may have a potentially distinctive relationship to violence and/or intimacy and so included;

  • young people who had completed a school-based domestic abuse prevention programme;
  • young people who were attending an alternative education programme;
  • school students attending an anger management programme;
  • two groups of young men undergoing Youth Offending Team supervision, one with a history of violence towards their girlfriends;
  • young gay men;
  • young Asian men;
  • young men attending a substance use programme;
  • young men who had witnessed violence at home.