A safe place
The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch by Ray LaBonte and Family is a specialized, trauma-informed evidence-based, treatment centre focused on helping children who have been sexually abused, as well as their families. Our program is for girls and boys from 8-12 years old and girls between the ages of 13 and 16.
Designed with significant input from many leading academic and clinical experts who specialize in child sexual abuse (see Our Team), the Be Brave Ranch program will help children overcome the devastating effects of child sexual abuse, and change the trajectory of their lives.
With the proper therapeutic interventions, child survivors of sexual abuse can become adults with strong mental health that supports a positive outlook on life and enables them to participate in life and accomplish their goals.
Clinical data results confirm the success of the Be Brave Ranch treatment program for boys and girls aged 8-12 and girls aged 13-16. The results include highly significant reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. Additionally, the intensive and comprehensive treatment program significantly improves self-esteem, cognitive abilities and resiliency. We believe this will lead to profound long-term benefits including reduced mental-health related issues and enriched outcomes for these children and their families in the future.
Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch are fully accredited through the Canadian Accreditation Council (CAC).
The purpose of accreditation is to support the creation and maintenance of viable structures, processes and practices that allow organizations like ours to offer the best possible programs and services.
Accreditation also gives families, participants and our supporters an even higher level of comfort knowing that Little Warriors has met—and in many areas exceeded—the high standards set by the CAC.
If you are the parent or primary caregiver of a boy or girl between the ages of 8-12 or a girl between the ages of 13-16 who has been sexually abused, and you are interested in the treatment program at the Be Brave Ranch, we encourage you to complete our Online Referral.
This Online Referral is private and confidential.
This place totally changed my life...the staff care so much and even helped my mom who was sexually abused like me as a kid. I don't feel crushed by my anxiety. I feel I can breathe again. I don't know what I would have done without the BBR.Lindsey
Recently at a Little Warriors fundraising event Dr. Wanda Polzin read 2 letters – one from a parent and one from a teen. Have a listen to their experiences at the Be Brave Ranch:
If you know a child between the ages of 8-12 or a girl between the ages of 13-16 who has been sexually abused and could benefit from the evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment program at the Be Brave Ranch, encourage a trusted adult in their lives to visit our website and learn more about the Be Brave Ranch program.