Researchers in the REPROVIDE programme at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care are looking for men aged over 21 years who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women, to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour.
Because this is a test of whether domestic violence prevention programmes work, men joining the study will be randomly allocated to two groups.
Participants will be asked to take questionnaires as regular intervals over a 12-month period. One group will join programme run by Barnardo’s, which will involve attending weekly evening sessions in either Taunton or Shepton Mallet for a period of six months. The remaining men will not be offered no support from REPROVIDE (they may continue to seek support from other providers), but will still be asked to complete questionnaires.
Both groups will be equally valuable in helping to assess whether domestic violence prevention programmes help men and improve safety for their partners, ex partners and children.
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