Author Archives: Luke Adams Foundation

Pilbara to New York

Last week Jahlana Roe and Lisa Marie Rodd headed off to New York with Fiona White-Hartig, Kaye ‘Nanna’ Jones, Finola Woodley and Karna Smith as part of a leadership, cultural exchange tour. The initiative, which has stemmed from the Roebourne Girls FX Academy in the Shire of Roebourne, one of...

Teaching children to respect you, not fear you

Discipline is an important part of childhood. But as parents, it can sometimes be difficult to walk the fine line between being strict and scaring your children. So do you teach your children respect, without teaching them to be afraid of you?

Study shows exercise can reduce violence in young girls

A new study by Columbia University has found a direct correlation between regular exercise and decreased violent activity in adolescent girls. These findings could provide some new insight into how to reduce violence amongst young girls. The study used data from a 2008 survey that included 1,312 students at four...

What to do if you witness a fight

If you’ve ever encountered a fight before, you’ve probably been filled with conflicting emotions and hard questions. Do you try to break it up by getting between the parties? Do you call the police? Do you just walk away from something that is obviously none of your business? Or should...

Does education hold the key to ending violence in Australia?

In our previous blogs, we’ve talked about the growing trend of anti-social behaviour and violence, and the immense cost it has on our society – both financially and emotionally. It’s important to recognise this, but the next step is to implement programs that will slow down, stop and ultimately reverse...

What to do if your child is being a bully

As a parent, you dread the day you receive news that your child is being bullied at school. But what if you hear that your child is the one doing the bullying? If you suspect your child of either verbally or physically abusing other children, the tips below could help...

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

As parents, one of our worst nightmares involves our child(ren) being bullied at school, far away from our help and support. To make this scenario even worse, many children will keep the information from their parents, often out of embarrassment or fear. It’s important you make your child feel comfortable...

The multi-billion-dollar cost of violence in Australia

The cost of violence is measured in more than just emotional pain and physical scars. There is a financial side to it as well, with figures reaching far into the tens of billions of dollars per year, including law fees, hospital costs, and thousands of lost man hours. According to...

Violence in Australian schools continues to rise

We have all seen the headlines. Violence in Australian schools is on the rise. Whether it’s kids fighting with other kids, or students assaulting teachers and staff, the problem is growing – and it’s growing rapidly. Here are some shocking statistics: 27% of students aged four to nine are bullied...

How to Be a Good Role Model to Children

When it comes to being a good role model, what is it that makes the biggest impression on a child? Is it about showing respect? Apologizing when we’re wrong? Being confident? Is it a mix of all of these things, or is it the way in which we demonstrate them?...