Archives: 2012

Families request a symposium on youth violence in Australia

Families and surgeons have pleaded for a national symposium to address the issue of king-hit attacks, as Australian youth violence is reaching epidemic proportions. It is estimated that king-hit attacks left 3500 victims with permanent brain damage last year. At least 20 Australians have died as a result of these...

Aggressiveness, Assertiveness and Violence

Aggression is often the precursor to violence, and while it’s best to avoid antagonistic people, this isn’t always possible. But how do you deal with them without things escalating into a fight? Aggressors typically try to intimidate, bully, humiliate and belittle people. They often show little regard for the feelings...

Rossco’s story

Meet Rossco. A 35 year old Loving husband, fitness fanatic, ex-army Non Commissioned Officer and Princes Trust Award recipient. Over a year ago, in one moment of senseless violence his life was changed, as he knew it. Just a mere 14 days after Luke Adams’ was attacked, Rossco heard noises...

Cyber Bullying

Not all violence is physical. In fact, if you have ever been the victim of bullying, you will be aware of just how deep and long-lasting the psychological scars can be. And with the growing use of the Internet, a new form of bullying is becoming more and more common:...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you’re the victim of violence, you may be left with an aftermath of unpleasant symptoms. Intrusive thoughts, vivid flashbacks, panic attacks and feeling of distress can carry on long after the incident. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) refers to the symptoms that many people experience after a traumatic event....

LAF Golf Day – Burswood Park

Thursday 6th December Burswood Park Golf Course 11.30am Registration, 12:30pm Shot Gun Start 4-ball Ambrose REGISTRATION & LUNCH: 11:30am (carts included) Please complete and return the registration form located at this link: LAF Golf Day Rego 2012 There will be a post-game presentation and dinner with special guest speakers. TOYOTA...

How to move on after experiencing violence

Violence comes in many forms and shapes. Sometimes it can be hard to determine who is the victim and who is the perpetrator; at other times, the distinction is much clearer. Regardless, moving on after experiencing violence can be a difficult and long process. For someone who has been the...

Let’s get talking to prevent youth violence

So many people are talking about youth violence: community groups, police, politicians, the media…  and while it’s a start, there needs to be more of it, and the talking needs to begin at home. Data suggests that effective communication within families is one of the keys to preventing youth violence....