If you are the parent or primary caregiver of a child who has experienced sexual abuse, we understand the intense and complex emotions you may be feeling. As such, we want to guide you through any questions you might have regarding the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch and the child-centered, family-friendly treatment we provide.

For any additional questions that may not be addressed below, please refer to our FAQ section or email us at info@littlewarriors.ca.

Who Can Apply

The Be Brave Ranch program is open to girls and boys ages 8-12, and girls ages 13-16 who have reported and documented childhood sexual abuse.

Program Overview

The Brave Ranch treatment program is based on an intensive Tri-Phasic Model of intervention. We support healing using evidence-informed clinical interventions, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral) informed interventions, Expressive Therapies (Art, Psychodrama, etc.), Somatic Therapeutic Interventions, Animal-Assisted Therapy, EMDR, Music Therapy, Group Therapy. Family Therapy, and Individual Therapy.

Treatment combines on-site and outpatient therapies that are delivered over the course of one year and divided into four episodes of intensive interventions:

  • Children will visit the Be Brave Ranch a total of four times/intensive episodes over a 12-month period.
  • For children ages 8-12, the first visit is 28 days long, and for adolescents the first visit is 12 days long.
  • The three subsequent visits are 12 days long and staggered throughout the year.
  • In between stays, children will work with their therapist and a clinical transitional coordinator on an outpatient basis via weekly group teleconferences, in collaborations with resources in their community.

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Clinical data results confirm the success of the Be Brave Ranch treatment program for boys and girls aged 8-12 and girls aged 13-16.  The results include highly significant reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. Additionally, the intensive and comprehensive treatment program significantly improves self-esteem, cognitive abilities and resiliency. We believe this will lead to profound long-term benefits including reduced mental-health related issues and enriched outcomes for these children in the future.

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The Application Process

In order to help you understand what to expect when you apply for your child to undergo treatment at the Be Brave Ranch, we have outlined the step-by-step process below:

Step 1:

Click apply now and fill out the corresponding online form.

Step 2:

A therapist will call you within 30 days to confirm your application was received and to review your child’s suitability for the program.

Step 3:

The therapist will schedule and complete a phone screening with you. In general, these conversations take one to two hours to complete.

Step 4:

The Screening information will be reviewed with the Clinical Team and you will be informed of a decision following the screening process within 1 week.

Step 5:

A clinical team representative will discuss an enrollment date for your child to begin the Be Brave Ranch’s treatment program.

Step 6:

Prior to the start date, a clinical transitional coordinator will contact you regarding the orientation and intake day and will support you with any further information and details needed.

If you have any questions or concerns during the application process, please email us at info@littlewarriors.ca.