Bravehearts' members comprise survivors, parents, friends, partners, professionals and non-abusive members of the community who share in the belief that child sexual assault must stop. Bravehearts aims to 'Break the Silence', provide healing and support, engender child sexual assault prevention and protection strategies; advocate for understanding and promote increased education and research. Check the website for further information on the work of Bravehearts in the community.
Bravehearts' Education and Prevention stream consists of the following:
Ditto's Keep Safe Adventure Show
The purpose of 'Ditto's Keep Safe Adventure Show' is to teach children protective behaviours in a non-confrontational, fun and engaging fashion. Bravehearts' Education Teams deliver the show's messages into schools & child care centres around Tasmania to provide students, parents, teachers, carers and the general community with specialised child sexual assault awareness and education.
'Ditto's Keep Safe Adventure' Education Program aims to continue communicating essential personal safety messages and works tirelessly to reach children across Australia. The program reached its 300,000th Australian child in August 2013 at John Paul II Rokeby school in Hobart and was commemorated by Federal Minister for Community Services, The Hon Julie Collins MP. Bravehearts looks forward to celebrating further milestones that provide protective behaviour messages to a wider audience and support children with the key objectives for their personal safety education.
The show's main contents address:
Yes and No Feelings
Scared and Yucky Feelings
Private Parts and Privacy
It's OK to say NO if you don't feel safe
What to do if you feel unsafe or unsure
In addition to the performance and to continue communicating Ditto's personal safety messages, the team also provides an Activity Book for each student to take home and share with parents and carers.
Information Last Updated: 20 Dec 2017