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At The Ark is making a difference in thousands of families lives, through prevention, education and support in the area of child sexual abuse. You too can be involved. Listen to our ambassador Olympic gold medalist Duncan Armstrong. 





The purpose of this site is to support families, individuals and organisations dealing with all aspects of child sexual abuse.

Being a survivor of child sexual abuse or if you have a member of your family or a friend that has been through child sexual abuse, you would know how hard it is to deal with the 'fall out' from this tragedy.

We are here to help you; through this site, you will find a range of information that should help you through your journey.

Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of our programs or if you do not find what you are looking for on this site.

This site will always remain a work in progress.

Images on this site do not represent any particular family, person or ethnic group, and are for the purpose of emotive value only.


Prevention is better than cure!


Click here to buy Brave Little Bear Book Series

Wouldn't it be good to prevent child abuse?

How about halving the stats of 1 in 5 children are sexually abused before they celebrate their 18th birthday?

Did you know that the average age for sexual abuse to begin is the age 8.5

What if we can equip our children before that age? Do you think we can change the stats?

This is what Brave Little Bear and At The Ark aims to do.

Our Brave Little Bear series has been authored by the co-founder Xenia Schembri and is a resource that aims to equip children with the much-needed skills for self-protection.

However much we don't want to open these conversations with children we need to be able to empower them with the knowledge of the important message of not keeping secrets and then confiding in 'safe' adults.

The first book gently opens channels of communication with a child on what is safe and what is not, what to do if something bad does happen and the feelings that surround something that is bad. It is sensitively written to empower kids from 3 to 6-year-olds and adults about protective behaviours.

The second book - Brave Little Bear Too Big Not to Share is a resource to equip six-year-olds to pre-teen's with self -protective behaviours, which are fundamental life skills that will protect children for the rest of their lives.

Brave Little Bear instructs children on safe touch, 'fear' feelings, online protection, keeping secrets and surprises, code words, body consent, what to do if something 'bad' happens and how precious they are.

This resource is a vital tool for those who think that our children are worth fighting for- Family, educators or mental health professionals. This book helps to make those uncomfortable conversations much more comfortable.

Keep an Eye out for book 3 - Brave Little Bear's Big Letter which is a resource for parents, grandparents, carers, educators, counsellors and anyone who has a heart to understand children's behaviours. This book is a letter written to Mumma bear from Brave Little Bear to help her understand and help to support. It takes on the challenges of abuse, code words, online safety, body consent, keeping secrets and surprise and how to help Brave Little Bears of your own feel loved, valued and accepted. This resource is due to be released later in 2017

For every 10 books sold 1 book is given to a family who needs it.

1 Book - $12.95

3 Books - $35.00

10 Books - $100.00

Contact Brave Little bear for more information or for bulk buys at

Seeking Help?

Are you looking for some help with dealing with the trauma and the 'fall out' from child sexual abuse?

The primary purpose of this site is to assist families, individuals and organisations dealing with all aspects of child sexual abuse.

Brave Little Bear Book

Brave little Bear is a tool for anyone who believes that children's innocence is precious enough to be protected. This resource helps to make an uncomfortable conversation comfortable.



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