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RESPONDING TO DISCLOSURES OF CHILD ABUSE

Your response to a disclosure of any kind of child abuse (including sexual or physical) can be the first important step in stopping the abuse and protecting that child or young person from further harm….

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Research project seeks to understand how to better support parents of children who have experienced sexual abuse

A new study is looking into how to better support the parents of children who have been sexually abused. The research project, Examining the Factors Influencing Posttraumatic Growth in Parents of Children who have Experienced…

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RESCUE MISSION ENSURES BRAVEHEARTS CONTINUES TO SPREAD CHILD SAFETY MESSAGE IN CURRUMBIN PARK

An iconic Currumbin mural urging the community to protect our most vulnerable souls will live on after a rescue mission involving a passionate councillor, a talented artist and Australia’s leading child protection advocate. Bravehearts aims…

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777 Training Tips – An App Guide for Running Training

Smartphones have made life easier in a number of ways, one of which includes tracking your fitness. If you’re just about to embark on a new training regime or are set to undertake a race…

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777 Training Tips – A Beginner’s Guide to Long Distance Running

777 Training Tips A Beginner’s Guide to Long Distance Running Training for any sort of long-distance running is tough and getting started can be the hardest part. A suitable training guide will be paramount to…

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Helping children regulate their emotions after they’ve experienced trauma

Childhood trauma has been linked to a number of emotional and behavioural problems in children. For example, when they are exposed to stress, children who have experienced past trauma may have trouble calming themselves down,…

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Age verification and online pornography

Access to online pornography for children, pre-teens and teenagers is an area of increasing concern in Australia. While access to online pornography is legal for adults aged 18 and over, there is currently no age…

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What is Grooming?

Grooming describes the ‘preparation’ phase of child sexual assault and exploitation, undertaken by the perpetrator to gain the trust of the child or young person, and to establish secrecy and silence. It is not always…

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Protecting Our Kids: Teaching Children About Personal Safety

One of the most important things we can do as parents and caregivers is protect our children by educating them about personal safety. Teaching children simple strategies about keeping safe can help them build confidence, resilience…

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Bravehearts to cut ties with Westpac in wake of alleged child exploitation failures

Bravehearts will cease banking with Westpac following allegations it ignored repeated warnings that suspected paedophiles were using its services to pay online providers in Asia to commit and livestream sexual offences against children. Bravehearts founder…

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