The Be Brave Bridge

The Be Brave Bridge is a comprehensive online program that connects specialized counsellors and coaches with children, teens and parents impacted by child sexual abuse who might not otherwise receive timely mental health support.

Every year Little Warriors’ Be Brave Ranch welcomes nearly 100 sexually abused children and teens from across Canada to receive intensive, specialized treatment for child sexual abuse. But with the number of kids waiting to receive support services rising the need for additional support became very apparent. That is why we have developed the Be Brave Bridge.

Online Connection

The Be Brave Bridge Online Programs are for children, teens and families to impacted by child sexual abuse to provide them with trauma-informed strategies, skills and tools.

The programs for children and adolescents offers similar evidence-based, specialized trauma treatment that is provided at the Be Brave Ranch. We’ve taken the insights used at the Ranch and embedded them into the Be Brave Bridge Online Program. All of the information and teachings provided have been carefully researched, and offer the most effective interventions and strategies.

The Parent/Caregiver Online Program supports families to better understand and address their children and teens who have been impacted by child sexual abuse through developing an effective trauma-informed parenting approach.  Initial feedback from parents/caregivers has been very positive. Here’s what families/caregivers are saying:

“As a parent, I wish I had this information sooner…this should be available to everyone!”.

“I feel soooo much better able to cope and understand my child’s behavior…now we seem to be speaking the same language”.

“My child has benefitted from the in-person Be Brave intensive treatment program…this allows me to support them better, and I feel better as a parent. Thank you!”

How it works

Designed with significant input from many leading academic and clinical experts who specialize in child sexual abuse (see Our Team), the Be Brave Bridge Online Program helps children overcome the devastating effects of child sexual abuse, and change the trajectory of their lives.

The Be Brave Bridge Online Program features three unique components:

  • Parent/Caregiver Online Program (for parents/caregivers of children or adolescents who have been sexually abused)
    Through reading, videos, reflection and interactive components and ongoing video and phone check ins with a therapist or coach parents and caregivers will learn how to help support children and teens with a child sexual abuse trauma history.
  • Adolescent Online Program (ages 13-16)
    Teaches and supports traumatized teens ages 13-16 through reading, exercises to complete, interactive reflection, video education and ongoing video and phone coaching and counselling.
  • Child and Supportive Caregiver Online Program (In development)
    Teaches and supports traumatized children ages 8-12 through reading, exercises to complete, interactive reflection, video education and ongoing video and phone coaching and counselling.

If your family has been impacted by child sexual abuse and you are interested in applying to become a program participant for the Be Brave Bridge Online Programs, please complete the required questionnaire.

The first step is to apply for treatment here. 

More information

If you know of a child, teen or family impacted by child sexual abuse who could benefit from participating in the comprehensive Be Brave Bridge Online Program and you would like further information, please contact Allison, Clinical Lead for the Be Brave Bridge Online Program at allison@littlewarriors.ca.

 

Help us continue to build the bridge

As an organization fully funded through community support, Little Warriors relies on the generosity of donors, partners and organizations to continue to serve children, teens and families across Canada who have been impacted by child sexual abuse. Critical funding for the Be Brave Bridge includes generous support from Canada Post Community Foundation, generous individuals and donors from across Canada and the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help create the Be Brave Bridge. Read more here about the ECSF donation.

Your support is critical to the Be Brave Bridge Online Program to continue to offer the service to children and families in need. Your gift will directly impact kids who rely on the services of the Little Warriors for critical, life-changing support.

Please consider a donation to help us offer the Be Brave Bridge Online Program.

Credit Card: Call 780-922-9010

Mail: Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, PO Box 92507, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3X4

E-transfer: Send to etransfer@littlewarriors.ca. Please be sure to include your full name and mailing address for receipting purposes.

Online: Click here to donate online via Canada Helps.

For more information or to receive a funding proposal please contact Jeremiah at jeremiah@littlewarriors.ca.