Addressing the Issue of Verbal, Physical and Psychological Abuse of Athletes: The Foundation Position

 

Content Summary

All types of abuse can occur in sport as they do in many other institutional contexts such as the workplace, government, religious organizations and the home. Specifically, abuse in sport, whether sexual or not, deters girls and women from participating and developing as athletes. The development and implementation of policies regarding such abuse will help create organizational climates in which women and girls, as well as men and boys, can participate and feel free to report such incidents. Setting policy on verbal, physical and psychological abuse is also likely to decrease the likelihood of such offenses. The Women's Sports Foundation acknowledges that abuse occurs in athletics and seeks to prevent its occurrence through the development of this policy and position statement.

Verbal Psychological and Physical Abuse (PDF 936k)

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Published Oct 7, 2007
By Women's Sports Foundation

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