Author Archives: Luke Adams Foundation

Men can be victims of domestic abuse too

A couple are arguing. Their voices are raised. Someone’s being accused of flirting with a member of the opposite sex. The accusation is denied, but the argument only gets more heated. The aggressor demands their partner hands over their phone, so that that they can check their text messages. When...

The impact of domestic violence on children

Children are often the overlooked and forgotten victims of domestic abuse. Powerless in a situation where one partner is abusing another, they feel frightened and vulnerable with no voice. Shocking findings of a recent study show that children are present during 85% to 90% of all domestic abuse incidents. And...

How can you avoid alcohol-related violence on a night out?

Everyone should be able to enjoy a night out without being attacked but, in reality, we all know that things aren’t so straight forward. Whether you’re at a party, your local or in town clubbing, it’s important to keep your wits about you. Even though you’re not looking for a...

Should businesses selling alcohol pay a ‘violence tax’?

The relationship between youth violence and alcohol no longer is up for debate: we know, for a fact, that alcohol plays a CAUSAL role in violent crime, particularly amongst young Australians. What’s left now is to find solutions to this growing problem. One potential solution that has been receiving significant...

What is drink spiking and how do you avoid it?

We hear a lot about alcohol-related violence in the media, but very little time is spent on another important alcohol issue: drink spiking. Drink spiking occurs when a mind-altering drug is added to somebody’s drink without his or her knowledge. The most commonly used drink spiking drugs are GHB and...

Hey Mate!

Many men in relationships treat their partners with the respect they deserve, and they would never dream of being emotionally or physically abusive towards them. Unfortunately, some men don’t share this outlook. Do you ever hear other men talking about beating, or verbally abusing their wives or girlfriends? Criticising your...

Controlled purchase operations to tackle underage drinking

Most establishments that sell alcohol are law abiding and would never serve anyone who is, or appears to be, underage. Unfortunately, there are still some unethical business owners who are prepared to turn a blind eye and serve people who are under the age of 18. The fact that alcohol...

Toxic friendships and how they can affect our kids

The phrase ‘peer pressure’ is often used in the context of youth violence and crime. Many people talk about teenagers falling in with ‘the wrong crowd’. But what does this really mean and how can we avoid it from happening? Our need to belong and connect with others lies at...

Violence at Sporting Events

There are a lot of positive things that come out of sport. Self-discipline, teamwork, loyalty, dedication and learning to be a good winner/loser are all valuable lessons we can learn. Unfortunately, there’s a less glamorous side to sport, with a growing trend of violent incidents both on and off field....

Andrew Krakouer speaks up to end violence in our community

From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the red dirt of the Pilbara… After recently completing the 2012 Kokoda Walk for a Cause to raise funds for the Luke Adams Foundation, last week Collingwood star Andrew Krakouer travelled through the Shire of Roebourne visiting schools to share his experiences...