Approximately 45 million U.S. children and adolescents participate in organized sports each year, and between 40-50% disclosed they’ve experienced some form of abuse throughout their athletic career. Until now, there hasn’t been a dedicated resource to ensure every athlete is safe, supported and strengthened through their sport career. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is uniquely positioned to create culture change in the world of sport to end all forms of abuse. This presentation highlights trends/patterns identified during the Center’s existence, strategies for creating safe environments, and comprehensive prevention approaches designed to prevent and respond to abuse in both the Olympic/Paralympic Movement, and amateur sports organizations. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Grasp the role and function of the U.S. Center for SafeSport
Recognize the nature and scope of abuse in sports
Discuss current trends in reporting and training
Understand how to minimize high-risk abuse situations