please never turn your back when you can offer some compassion and couple of supportive words.
We all were young boys some time ago. I wonder what we needed than?
If I could go back in time I would like to hear about some place where I could read some survivor's stories, place where I could find that I wasn't alone, place that will open gate of world for me and give me some hope.
I know for such place in SA - it is Matrix Men.
Let him know about it, let him know that there is hope for his nephew and there are people who went trough similar hell...