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Why Protective Behaviours ?

protective behaviours

Did you know Protective Behaviours goes beyond sexual abuse prevention.

Providing your child with Protective Behaviours encourages “empowerment, communication, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and other life skills” (PBWA) 

Providing your child with enriching life skills helps to prevent them from becoming a target of abuse and violence. By taking away your child’s vulnerability you eliminate a predator's opportunity!






Parents Protective Behaviour Program: 

This program is 2 x 2 hour sessions providing an intense and in depth awareness of Protective Behaviours (An age appropriate workbook is included to help your children learn their new skills).


The Program Includes-


  • Statistics

  • Grooming (How? Why? and What?, Finkelhor Model)

  • 10 Protective Behaviour topics (2 themes) Click here to view the topics

  • How to respond to disclosures (this is not the Mandatory reporting response but how to assist the responder and the discloser feel safe)

  • Trauma Symptomology signs

  • How to teach children about Pornography (from the age of 4)




Children's Protective Behaviour Programs:


This program is 1 hour a week over 5 weeks - 9 weeks (depending on your child's age ) where our specialised counsellor works directly with your child teaching them Protective Behaviour skills.

The Program Includes-


  • 10 Protective Behaviour topics (2 topics covered every week) Click here to see the topics

  • Age appropriate understanding of Pornography

  • Providing your child with a safety plan if they accidentally view Pornography 





Protective Behaviour Training for Organisations

  • Schools

  • Day Care Centres

  • Doctors 

  • Any organisation that would like to train their staff in Protective Behaviours

Intensive Protective Behaviours program available to train staff so they become Protective Behaviour informed.


This is an in depth training workshop to up skill your staff. Providing them with skills to recognise Sexual Abuse/ Trauma symptoms, responding to disclosures and understanding the Grooming Process

The Program Includes-


  • Statistics

  • Grooming (How? Why? and What?, Finkelhor Model)

  • 10 Protective Behaviour Topics (Click here to view the topics)

  • How to respond to disclosures (this is not the Mandatory reporting response but how to assist the responder and the discloser feel safe)

  • Trauma Symptomology Signs

  • How to teach children about Pornography (from the age of 4)


Cyber-Safety Programs

"Cyber bullying is the unwanted and uninvited harassment of an individual (or more) via the use of technology that is relentless and singles out the victim(s). It predominantly affects teenagers due to social media. Cyber bullying is more likely to occur amongst those aged 12-18 years old because of the technology given to them and required for them to use. It can happen anytime and anywhere which makes it difficult for the victim to escape or hide from it. The effects of cyber bullying are extremely large compared to the known “school yard bullying”

Includes sending mean, hurtful or threatening messages or images of another person. Posting sensitive, private information for the purpose of hurting or embarrassing another or pretending to be someone else in order to make a person look bad."

For Children 5-12 (Primary Schools and individual 1:1 sessions)

The Cyber safety program is tailored to your child's age and needs.

The program will look at- 

  • Pornography  (good pictures, bad pictures)

  • The physiological and emotional affect it has on the brain and body

  • Cyber addiction

  • A safety plan if they view Pornography accidentally 

  • Utilising websites safely and understanding different Apps available.


 For Teenagers and High School Students

 A two hour Cyber-safety workshop  (can be broken into 2 x one hour sessions)

  • Important definitions (Respect and Consent)

  •  What is Cyber-Bullying? Effects and Consequences

  • Statistics

  • What to do if you’re being bullied

  • What is Sexting?

  • Issues with Sexting:

  • How private is a photo? What is Metadata?

  • Tips for teens

  • What is Pornography?

  • Is it addictive?

  • Statistics:

  • Grooming:

  • Who can you talk to?


Anger Management Program


Anger is a normal healthy feeling , it’s your child’s body’s early warning sign alerting them to a problem. However without the right tools anger can get to big, allowing your child to feel out of control as it appears to takeover and act in inappropriate and hurtful ways.

This program aims to teach children to harness their anger appropriately and use it in a constructive (rather than destructive) way.


Safe Counselling’s anger management program teaches children a new set of skills to allow them to understand their thoughts and control their emotional response. Anger is not something that happens to them but rather their own thoughts control their anger. This allows children to understand their thought process and understanding that gives them control over their feelings.

Safe Counselling’s Anger Management program for kids is based on a cognitive-behavioural principles. 
Cognitive- allows your child to gain control over their thoughts and Behavioural- teaching them a new set of constructive skills on how to harness their anger appropriately.

Overcoming Anxiety and encouraging resilience


Does your child worry too much?

Children who worry too much are held captive by their fears. They go to great length trying avoid what they believe are frightening situations and ask the same anxiety based questions repetitively. However whatever your response or reaction may be, this leaves children who are anxious with no relief. 

This 6 week program will teach your child new techniques to think about and manage anxiety encouraging your child to take control.

(Parents will be provided with information on how to reinforce these techniques at home)

The program is based on Cognitive-Behavioural techniques. Children are taught 3 principles, containment, externalisation and competing demands. New behavioural skills are taught to encourage your child to spend less time worrying, take control and actively make less room for worrying.

Practicing social skills, assertiveness training (speaking for oneself) and problem solving when things don’t go as planned (some of the anxiety occurs because children are worried that things may not work, or they won’t be able to be successful at an activity etc).


Safe Counselling will show children that if things don’t work out or mistakes happen that’s OK.


By practicing these “what if” scenarios we are making new brain synapses (think of it as memory foam for your brain) where children will take comfort knowing they know how to handle situations if they don’t work out.

We will also teach mindfulness practices encouraging your children to focus on the here and now with relaxation techniques.


Protective Behaviour Topics: 

  1. Theme 1: "We all have the right to feel safe all the time" & Feelings

  2. Early Warning Signs

  3. Safety Continuum

  4. Theme 2: "We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is" & Safe and Unsafe Secrets

  5. Networks

  6. Persistence

  7. Body awareness and ownership

  8. Personal Space

  9. Assertiveness

  10. Theme and Program reinforcement

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2 x 2 hour Training Program
Learn and understand the importance of Protective Behaviours and how to introduce it to your children so they understand how to use their voice to protect their body.
Protective Behaviours encourages self esteem, body ownership, self resilience and encourages children to have a plan to protect themselves.
Certificates will be provided at the end of the training.


DATE: New Sessions coming soon
LOCATION: Mount Lawley Area


Cost is $200

includes age appropriate worksheets to use with your children.

**Please note this training is held over 2 nights
attendance is required on both nights for certification.**

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