Protective Behaviours Australia: A personal safety program

Protective Behaviours can be used by children, young people and adults to help keep themselves safe and work towards reducing violence in the community.

 Protective Behaviours Australia

Anyone who follows me on facebook will have noticed me posting links from Protective Behaviours Australia,  a personal safety program education and empowering people to be safe in our community.

Violence against women and children is a topic close to me heart and soul and I make no apologies for my zealous contribution to making society safer for women and children.

I love the posts by Protective Behaviours Australia and will continue to share them. Here is a bit about the organisation.

Protective Behaviours Mission

… is to reduce the incidence of abuse and violence in the community through empowerment and education.

The two Central Themes of Protective Behaviours are:

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Safety

Safety, in the context of Protective Behaviours, identifies how a person feels when they are safe and how they recognise that safety. This skill is important as it enables a person to identify when they may be feeling unsafe. Safety is defined by the individual.

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Want More?

Check out the PBA website here.

Protective Behaviour state by state

Protective Behaviours News and Events

 

Reason number 8 to homebirth: Your other children can be present

Birthing at home means you are in the control seat and it is your decision who shall and who shall not be present

Reason number 8 to homebirth: your other children can be present.

Why on earth would you want children at a birth? Continue reading “Reason number 8 to homebirth: Your other children can be present”

Being a grandparent. Falling in love again.

All the fun without the daily responsibility.

The blessing of being a grandparent.

Something magical happens when parents turn into grandparents. I would say becoming a grandparent has been like falling in love again. Continue reading “Being a grandparent. Falling in love again.”

Our family Murray River houseboat holiday. AKA Stacey is 30!

The houseboat was stunning. We expected the equivalent to a floating caravan but got so much more.

Our family houseboat holiday on the Murray River.

I have been offline for a week because we have just had a houseboat adventure and I took a week off writing. Continue reading “Our family Murray River houseboat holiday. AKA Stacey is 30!”

Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival

It is not my place or role to nag or convince any human being to do something just because I want them to.

Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival

This year I went to the Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival. Continue reading “Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival”

Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Your primary job as a parent is to prepare your child for how the world really works.

Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Whatever you think of American celebrity Psychologist Dr Phil. His influence and popularity cannot be denied.I am personally a fan because of his no nonsense attitude and zero tolerance for bullshit and sugar coating.

Continue reading “Dr Phil on spoiling your children”

Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.

Parenting is a continuous series of decisions you must make for your child.

Instincts don’t lie. They are your soul talking, your inner voice and they are the reason you should ignore parenting advice. Including mine. Continue reading “Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.”

Tragedy in Melbourne

This tragedy touched us all..

It has been a perfect summer weekend in Portland. Delicious sunshine, beach walks, coffee dates, cuddles with Lily and lots of sewing. As I write there is a koala sitting in the gum tree outside my sewing room, lazily chewing between naps.

However, for some families this weekend has been the worse ever for them.

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