At the Pat Cronin Foundation our vision is simple—a world free from the Coward Punch.
We work to achieve this vision by providing an optimistic voice and empowering approach to awareness, education and research—working with schools, clubs, community groups and young people to End the Coward Punch together.
We cannot End the Coward Punch by working alone. Our awareness raising activities help us to reach more people with Pat’s story. Through presentations, publicity, media and events we encourage young people—and our broader community—to work together to create solutions to end violence and bring about the change we seek.
Our Be Wise education programs don’t just introduce young people to Pat and his story but help them create solutions to Be Wise, Think Carefully and Act Kindly.
Our experienced team of presenters and educators address the psychological, social and economic impacts of violent acts like the Coward Punch. They encourage students to reﬂect on attitudes and behaviours around anger and aggression and together they discuss strategies to deal with these issues personally, and as mates and bystanders.
Our education presentations and programs are designed to leave participants feeling empowered to develop their own action plan to Be Wise and never use violence.
We know that Pat’s story is not a one-off. Our Be Wise Research Program works to understand why Coward Punch attacks happen, the prevalence of assault fatalities in our broader society, and the full impact of these incidents on victims, families and the community.
Our research work helps to strengthen our awareness and education programs, informs the development of prevention strategies and supports our goal to reduce assaults and Coward Punch attacks in our community.