UK: Specialist training transforms football coach attitudes towards intervening to prevent violence and abuse, study shows

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'Specialist training is helping sports coaches to safely and effectively intervene when witnessing abusive behavior towards females, a study shows.

Football Onside is the first evidence-led bystander intervention program in the UK designed for those involved in professional sports. During the program people working in sport are trained to be 'active bystanders' and positive role models for their teams.

The program is designed help people intervene safely and effectively when they witness unacceptable behavior—from sexist jokes or demeaning "locker-room" banter to assault or physical violence.'

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