Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This Take It Home Resource Pack will support parents/caregivers and interested community members in supporting the delivery of the STOP the Coward Punch education package. This guide is complemented by the School And Community Facilitation Guide, which supports community leaders, teachers and school leaders in delivering a whole-community approach to violence prevention.

This resource pack is designed to accompany the STOP the Coward Punch learning units, as follows:

​​The STOP the Coward Punch education package was developed in consultation with a youth worker, education specialist and teachers and references the latest research and laws on coward punches.

Coward Punch logo

Learning intentions:

  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will know how they can support their child’s engagement in the STOP the Coward Punch education package
  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will understand the importance of addressing issues surrounding coward punches and violence prevention
  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will learn relevant vocabulary
  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will better understand how to work with young people to manage their feelings, substance use and violent behaviours
  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will develop confidence in relevant approaches and strategies for working with at-risk young people
  • Parents and caregivers will know where to turn if their child needs help with violence-related issues.

Topic: Social Issues

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: Supporting Resources.

Resources required:

Related online course: Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive and Violent Behaviours

Keywords: school, facilitation, community, clubs, community engagement, whole-school approach, whole-community approach, parents, caregivers, anti-violence, violence, prevention, coward punch, king hit, one punch

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Coward Punch Take It Home Resource Pack

Project information:

STOP the Coward Punch by Danny Green aims to eliminate the coward punch from society and save lives in the process. Since 2000, over 172 Australians have been killed by a coward punch and many more were injured. The coward punch leaves a devastating ripple through society, mentally and physically scarring family, friends and survivors for life. The STOP the Coward Punch campaign began in 2012 to raise awareness of the devastating impact of this scourge in our society. It aims to educate people about the risks, so they don’t make a choice they’ll regret for the rest of their lives.

The STOP the Coward Punch education package
​​The STOP the Coward Punch education package aims to spread awareness about the devastating effects of the coward punch on our community. It explores the social constructs that shape behaviours and attitudes toward violent and aggressive behaviours, whilst investigating statistics behind coward punche

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