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He would cry every morning ‘I don’t want to be me’: A mother’s perspective on how a school’s culture makes a difference in child safety

Last Wednesday, my youngest son announced “Mum, I actually want to go to school tomorrow” ……. To many, this comment doesn’t sound like much. To us, it was everything. Finally, after 18 plus months of…

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10 Women Doing Great things in child protection right now

Australia is fortunate to be home to a number of leaders in child protection who are working daily to ensure our children live in a future free from sexual harm. Among these leaders are advocates,…

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10 Inspiring Australian Survivor Stories

Bravehearts’ Director of Research, Carol Ronken, reviews10 heartfelt, hopeful and inspiring Australian memoirs by survivors of child sexual abuse. Diagnosis Normal: Living with abuse, undiagnosed autism, and COVID-grade crazy by Emma A. Jane (2022) In…

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Ground-breaking program expands service delivery

Bravehearts’ Turning Corners is a comprehensive and integrated therapeutic response to working with young people who have engaged in or are at risk of engaging in, harmful sexual behaviour (HSB). The program has recently expanded…

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Commission of Inquiry into Tasmania Government’s Responses to Institutional Child Sexual Abuse seeking to hear from survivors and those affected

A Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings, established in March 2021 and independent of government, wants to hear from anyone who has been affected or has heard…

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Bravehearts’ Turning Corners recognised for reducing incidence of sexual harm to children from adolescents in Queensland

Bravehearts’ Turning Corners today received a bronze award in the community-led category of the 2021 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA). The ACVPA recognise best practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and…

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In celebration of a corporate partnership that is vital to bravehearts

As part of celebrating Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week in Australia this week, Bravehearts wished to highlight important partnerships that are vital to our work in child protection. One such partnership is that with Superannuation…

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TURN CORNERS

As part of Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week in Australia this week, Bravehearts would like to recognise the impact of important partnerships that are powering our vital work. One of these partnerships is that which…

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Bravehearts’ Youth Advisory Committee: Expressions of Interest

Bravehearts is currently seeking expressions of interest from young people (aged 15-25 years) to join the Bravehearts Youth Advisory Committee. Overseen by Carol Ronken, Bravehearts’ Director of Research, the Bravehearts Youth Advisory Committee provides an…

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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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