This Facilitation Guide will support community leaders, teachers and school leaders in delivering a whole-community approach to violence prevention. It encompasses notes on how to best deliver the STOP the Coward Punch education package in your organisation, club or school, along with guides for getting other members of the community and parents/caregivers involved. This guide is complemented by the Take It Home Resource Pack, which can be provided directly to parents/caregivers.
Community leaders, teachers and school leaders will:
- understand the importance of addressing issues surrounding coward punches and violence prevention
- understand the importance of involving the whole community in understanding risk and protective factors for violence amongst young people
- Community leaders, teachers and school leaders will know how they can work with their wider community whilst delivering the STOP the Coward Punch education package
- be able to support parents/caregivers and other interested community members in better understanding how to work with young people to manage challenging feelings, substance use and violent behaviours
- develop confidence in relevant approaches and strategies for working with at-risk young people
Lesson guides and printables
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: Supporting Resources
Level of facilitator scaffolding: Medium – deliver presentations to staff and the community and respond to questions. We recommend you seek support from your school IT department, librarians and/or translators. It may also be appropriate to invite local experts to support facilitation, such as a legal advisor, youth/social worker, or the police
These resources have been designed in partnership with Danny Green's STOP the Coward's Punch campaign.
Danny Green’s STOP the Coward Punch campaign was started in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of the devastating effects of the coward punch on the community, including the physical and mental scars survivors, families and friends are left with for life.
STOP the Coward Punch believes in the right of all people to enjoy themselves, safely and free from violence. With support from entertainers, athletes, community leaders, politicians and everyday Australians, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the simple precautions we – as a community and as individuals – can take to ensure safe and enjoyable outings and, ultimately, reduce the number of coward punch occurrences in our communities.