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IMPORTANT: If a child is in immediate danger or risk, phone 000. If you wish to report concerns that a child is being sexually harmed, including grooming of a child, please report to Policelink on 131…

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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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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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Dear valued clients and supporters,

As we experience an unprecedented global pandemic and the spread of the coronavirus continues to gain momentum globally, the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients is, and always has been, Bravehearts’ highest priority. The situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) locally and around the world is changing daily.

Bravehearts will continue to provide counselling and support services to all existing and new clients via face to face and video counselling.

We continue to accept and action new referrals for all services. Anyone wanting to access our services can call Bravehearts on 1800 272 831. People can still be referred by calling or by filling out an online referral form.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Bravehearts’ COVID-19 response plan, please call 1800 272 831.