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Protecting Youth Athletes From Sexual Abuse: Youth Sports Leaders

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These materials for youth and high school sports leaders and administrators can help prevent sex abuse. These resources were developed through PCA's partnership with Kidpower International, a leading non-profit in teaching personal safety to all ages and abilities and in protecting young people from bullying, violence, and abuse worldwide since 1989. They include support by Green Bay Packers President and CEO, Mark Murphy, a PCA National Advisory Board Member.

Murphy said of these resources: “Abuse prevention is critical to providing children a positive, character-building youth sports experience. That’s why the Packers and I support this effort by PCA and its partners. The more we can spread these abuse-prevention resources, the safer our kids will be.”

Watch this brief video to see key actions and practical tips for youth sports leaders striving to prevent sexual abuse. In this video you’ll find Murphy’s introduction, role-plays of parent-coach interactions around suspected predatory behavior, and practical advice from PCA Founder Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18) and Kidpower International Founder and Executive Director Irene van der Zande.

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