Safe4Athletes has created a video to learn more about adopting the Safe4Athletes program at your club or school.
The video will also give you a brief overview of abuse in sports. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes
and learn about abusive behaviour in sports and what
you can do to protect your sports environment as an athlete or a parent.
For more information on how to adopt a Safe4Athletes program visit 4-clubs
For more information for athletes information can be found at 4-athletes
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More than four years after saying he had nothing to be sorry for, USA Swimming chief Chuck Wielgus apologized to victims of sexual abuse for the first time.
Wielgus has resisted repeated calls to step down as executive director and pointed to enhanced steps to protect athletes as proof that he was serious about eradicating sexual predators from the program.
But he was recently forced to withdraw from the International Swimming Hall of Fame induction class and now acknowledges that he should have done more.
Wielgus started a blog post on the organization's website with two words: "I'm sorry."
Safe4Athletes had the privilege to take part in an Al Jazeera interview on The Stream - The high price of Olympic glory on .
The broadcast included Attorney Jonathan Little, Dr. Mitch Abrams Ph.D and Nancy Hogshead-Makar. The program examines how more athletes are coming forward and openly talking about the abuse they received from their coaches, whether it’s psychological or physical abuse, with several high profile cases making headlines. Allegations of abuse are not limited to the U.S. That’s exactly the reason Safe4Athletes pushes for more stringent policies that protect athletes from abusive coaches, whether they are Olympians or in club sports.
Safe4Athletes is dedicated to athlete welfare -- where every athlete is provided a safe and positive environment free of sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.
Traveling Far and Thru the Snow to Bring Safe4athletes to Sharon, Pennsylvania
Safe4Athletes would like to welcome Sharon High School to the Safe4Athletes program and recognize them as a leader in addressing the topic of abuse, bullying and harassment in team sports. With the entire world currently watching the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, now is the time to elevate our message and inspire all athletes to be a part of a safe athletic community.
As part of the program we are proud announce our new mobile app for the Smartphone, soon to be available in the App Store and Google Play. The Safe4Athletes app puts the power of program into the hands of today’s youth enabling school and club sports programs, coaches, parents and athletes to become part of a community that does not condone any kind of abuse in sports. The new app offers one of the first-of-its-kind Abuse Reporting features. On the app, anyone will be able to report abuse, anonymously, right from their mobile phone, helping to empower every athlete and provide a safe and positive environment free of abuse, bullying and harassment.
Next Scheduled Interview is Feb 16th at 12:15pm (central time) Live Radio interview on America Weekend with Turi Ryder to discuss Athlete Safety.
To learn more about becoming a Safe4Athletes Program please see our 4-Clubs page for details on getting started.