ACF11818

Be Brave Ranch

  • Submitted by:

    Gloria Corkum

    Location:

    Edmonton, Alberta

  • Idea Created:

    October 3, 2011

    Budget:

    Large ($100K - 150K)

Overview:

Every Day.. Insurers and their brokering partners help individuals and families protect what is precious to them; their families, their assets, their belongings... WE CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE in the life of an abused child. A sexual predator does not care if you have wealth or if you are poor, if you live in a city or a small town, whether you are 4 or 14, whether your skin is black, yellow, white or brown. 1 in 3 girls will experience an unwanted act, the average age being 12. 1 in 6 boys will experience an unwanted sexual act, his average age being 4. 95% of these girls and boys will know their perpetrator. 70% of sexual abuse survivors will turn to alcohol and drug use. Behind these statistics is a child...it could be yours. As a society we can help to heal the mind, body, heart and spirit of these children, their families and the adult survivors of sexual abuse. The Be Brave Ranch will provide a safe place for affected children to heal, a place for their families to deal with their emotions of grief, guilt and anger. Adult survivors will be provided a healing program. Children and adults from across Canada who are victims of child sexual abuse will have access to the Be Brave Ranch. There is no other facility like it in Canada. Individuals will be assessed by registered psychologists and treatment will be based on these assessments. All of the components of the treatment plan will be available at the Be Brave Ranch. Programs will include: Equine Therapy Stress Reduction Exercises EMDR Expressive Arts Therapy Biofeedback Movement Therapy Play Therapy Individual Counselling Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) The Facility Features: • 30 Acres adjacent to additional 40 acre environmental reserve • Conference Room with AV Equipment • Solarium Dining Room • Common Social Kitchen • Indoor Fireplace Lounge • Modern Library • 40 Private Bedrooms • 2 Horses with Stable • Large Patio Deck Overlooking the Raven River • Outdoor Fireplace • Lush Meadows for Solitude and Refuge • Dense Forest Hiking Trails on the Raven River The Holistic Approach to healing will look at the whole survivor; Spirit- Body-Heart-Mind by offering the following: Yoga Hiking Equine Therapy Stress Reduction Prayer Movement Therapy Expressive Art Therapy Biofeedback Meditation Energy Healing Photography Team Sports and more... The Be Brave Ranch is the true culmination of the Little Warriors’ mission – our best chance to help change the world into a better one than we started in. And if we don’t take it now, then when? There will always be good excuses to put if off, but none as compelling as the simple truth that this Ranch needs to be built and we are the best people to do it – right here and now. We just can’t wait for someone else to show up and take this responsibility off our hands. Why build the ranch? Because we can! What better reason do you need? 25 kids. 25 adults. Healed each and every month. That’s 600 transformed souls a year. The world needs this. There has to be a place where the victims of child sexual abuse can become survivors. LET"S BUILD IT!!! About Little Warriors Little Warriors is a Canadian charitable organization with a national focus that aims to educate adults on how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors also provides information about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse and information about healing and support resources. Vision • To help prevent child sexual abuse. Mission • To raise awareness about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse. • To teach adults to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. • To provide national and local resource information about child sexual abuse. Mandate Little Warriors is committed to: • Providing information about child sexual abuse. • Providing child sexual abuse prevention strategies to adults through education. • Providing information about healing and support resources. whole again.