Author Archives: Luke Adams Foundation

Children and youths binge drinking at an increasingly younger age

Binge drinking is one of the main causes of violence, which makes it all the more worrying that studies are now showing Australian youths are abusing alcohol from an increasingly younger age. The Queensland Early Intervention Pilot Project (QEIPP) has revealed that it’s no longer just teenagers who are binge...

What is domestic violence and who suffers from it?

We often talk about youth violence, king hit attacks and alcohol-fuelled assaults. But not all violence happens out in the streets – a lot of it happens at home, behind closed doors. Domestic violence is a growing problem in our society, particularly during tough economic times when financial hardship and...

Breaking the Taboo – talking about sexual violence

October was Sexual Violence Awareness Month on the Gold Coast. Sadly, sexual violence is still very much a taboo in our society, which means victims often keep quiet and feel guilty and ashamed, while the perpetrators walk away freely. The only way to break this taboo is to talk about...

Are violent video games affecting Australia’s youth?

Over the last few years, the debate about whether or not violent video games are affecting young Australians and increasing violence in our community has become more controversial and heated. Game consoles have become a permanent fixture in many homes, and online multiplayer games have become more popular due to...

Is alcohol to blame for youth violence?

Many Australians argue that excessive alcohol consumption is playing a key role in our growing culture of youth violence. Research shows that alcohol is linked to aggressive behaviour in all shapes and forms, from domestic violence to the growing incidence of notorious ‘king-hit’ attacks. Each year, over 3500 Australians are...

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....