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I was sexually abused as a child. This is why I didn’t speak up and this what I needed

*TRIGGER WARNING* The following article contains discussion about child sexual abuse. If you need to talk to someone, please call Bravehearts’ Support Line on 1800 272 831 (Mon to Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm AEDST) or Lifeline (24hrs)…

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Claude ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey set to tour Gold Coast City for Child Protection Week

Claude ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey is set to once again mark Child Protection Week and Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day with a tour of Gold Coast City, starting in Coolangatta on Monday, September 6. Gold Coast local Claude…

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Great Kids Books About Personal Safety, Consent and Body Ownership

It’s never too early to start the conversation about personal safety with young children, and picture books are a perfect tool for this! To celebrate Children’s Book Week here in Australia, Bravehearts’ Director of Research,…

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New research project looking at children’s experiences with the family courts

When parents separate, they sometimes go to court to sort out arrangements for their children. This Family Court System can be as difficult for children and young people as it is for adults. A new…

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DITTO ENROUTE TO DELIVER IN NSW SOUTH COAST

Pictured: The NSW South Coast committee raising funds to get Bravehearts’ Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show a permanent home in the region.  Bravehearts’ Ditto has long been a fly-in, fly-out feature of the NSW South…

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Julia’s Story of Survival

*TRIGGER WARNING* The following story deals with child sexual assault, and discussion of self-harm and suicide. If you need to talk to someone, please call Bravehearts’ Support Line on 1800 272 831 (Mon to Fri,…

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Child sexual abuse prevention in schools: New research report outlines what works and what needs improvement

Late last year, Bravehearts reached out to the Institute of Child Protection Studies to conduct a review of research on child sexual abuse prevention. The review would provide an evidence-base for the growth of our…

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Claude ‘The Mowerman’ sets sights on regional Queensland

Claude ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey has set off on his latest fundraising trip, touring from Gladstone to Townsville visiting regional towns along the way. Kicking off his tour yesterday in Gladstone, Claude with Councilors Desley O’Grady…

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Young People and the Issue of Consent

By Charlotte Cumming, Bravehearts Training Facilitator Consent and sexual harm between young people has been a topic of interest of late and dubbed a ‘new alarming trend’. BUT this is not a new problem. We know…

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Hetty Johnston to farewell Bravehearts

Australia’s most renowned child protection advocate has a simple reason for walking away from the organisation that has consumed her life for almost 25 years. “Bravehearts has grown up and my time is done,” Hetty…

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