2016 RIDE FOR UNITY

Dates for the 2016 Ride for Unity have now been set in place. The ride will commence from Karratha on Saturday August 27th, concluding in Newman on Saturday September 3rd. This years ride sees a change in route, and surface, with approx 300km’s on sealed road and a further 350km’s...

NWSJV Sydney Scholarship Trip

On Monday the 2nd of November, four budding performing and creative arts students from Roebourne District High school left Roebourne to embark on a 6 day adventure exploring the arts in Sydney. The long distance travel (and the rain!) was exhausting but an incredible week of amazing experiences was had...

Risk & Protective Factors in Youth Violence

Risk Factors for the Perpetration of Youth Violence Research on youth violence has increased our understanding of factors that make some populations more vulnerable to victimization and perpetration. Risk factors increase the likelihood that a young person will become violent. However, risk factors are not direct causes of youth violence;...

UNDERSTANDING BULLYING

Bullying is a form of youth violence. CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly...

Science of Violent Behaviour

Science of Violent Behaviour Recent discoveries have been made about the inevitable workings of the brain in the fields of social psychology, neurology, and epidemiology that have shed some light on how violent behaviours are formed What does science tell us about the causes of violent behaviour? Most behaviours –...

IF Foundation – Visual Arts

The IF Foundation Visual Arts program works to follow the Framework Learning Statement for the Arts curriculum as well as the Western Australia Curriculum and Standards. This includes formulating projects that will work toward the Framework for the Arts Learning Outcomes including: Students generate arts works that communicate ideas. Students...

Science of Violence Prevention

The latest “WHO Bulletin” features an interview on the science of violence prevention. Twenty years after Rodrigo Guerrero-Velasco (mayor of Cali, Colombia from 1992-1994, and again from 2011 to the present) treated violence like a disease, using epidemiology to find the causes and then intervening to address them, his approach...

We must stop accepting alcohol as an excuse for violence

Is Australia’s drinking problem our equivalent of America’s gun culture – an untouchable problem that puts an individual’s rights before the civil rights of the most vulnerable? Few who saw the grainy mobile-phone footage of a Fremantle fan shoving a woman in the neck during Saturday’s AFL final in Perth...

James Rigg: Ride for Unity Diary

The Ride by James Rigg We were planning on riding the some 578km in 6 days, or so I was lead to believe. I was thinking this was a manageable effort when invited to join, worked out at a little under 100km each day. Little did I know that this...

Ride For Unity 2015

Our inaugural Ride For Unity launched on the 24thof August this year with a team of 15 enthusiastic cyclists and a dedicated support crew heading out from the town of Port Hedland in W.A’s far north west with nearly 600kms in their sights. The IF Foundation’s Ride For Unity aimed...