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:
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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