Author Archives: Luke Adams Foundation

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....

All teachers must see gut wrenching doco ‘Bully’

A “GUT-WRENCHING” documentary that exposes the daily abuse copped by bullying victims should be mandatory viewing for teachers, a leading mental health figure has said. Chris Tanti, the CEO of the youth mental health foundation Headspace, says teachers should have to watch Bully, an M-rated American film that tells the...

Troubled Youth Find Their Way in the Boxing Ring

BOYS can learn a lot about “self-discipline and courage” in the boxing ring, says a Sydney priest who runs a fight club. Reverend David Smith, or Father Dave, as he is known, says the martial arts are notorious for teaching thugs how to fight. But when taught properly, boxing can...

What ‘makes a man’ needs to change – experts

OUR idea of how men should react in a confrontation is warped, says leading masculinity researcher, Dr Michael Flood. Boys learn very quickly growing up they should respond to challenges with violence, says the senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Wollongong. Dr Flood says: “There’s good evidence that...