Fighting Spirit offers presentations and education modules for parents, coaches and youth group leaders to help define and understand the coach-player, teacher-student relationship in a positive manner. The modules help explain how these relationships can often cultivate inappropriate behavior and at times, abuse. The education modules also provide options for recognition, intervention and coping for those that suspect or know of such abuse. Contact Fighting Spirit to learn more about these workshops.
Abuse by authority figures in youth sport and group activities.
“If you don’t want to believe it, you won’t see it.”
Perpetrators of sexual abuse can range from doctors and therapists, volunteer organizations, coaches, camp counselors to church youth group leaders and teachers.
The Fallout of Abuse
Research demonstrates that sexual abuse in sports results in significant depression,psychosomatic illnesses, substance abuse, self harm, and suicide.
The best approach is to EDUCATE athletes, coaches and parents on how to recognize these harmful behaviors to stop abuse immediately.
Fighting Spirit is proud to be the safety educator for USA Tae Kwon Do and is currently running educational modules, FS Safety in Youth Sports, for their developmental athletes at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Visit the #notinmysport campaign to make your statement and end abuse in athletics.