The #Me Too movement has brought long needed attention to the epidemic of sexual assault and sexual violence.
In the world of sports, the need to prevent and address such acts requires individuals with training in clinical, forensic and sport psychology.
297) as a “process by which a person prepares a child, significant adults and the environment for the abuse of this child.
Specific goals include gaining access to the child, gaining the child’s compliance, and maintaining the child’s secrecy to avoid disclosure.” The process of recruitment in sports provides an opportunity for adults to have significant authority and control over the athletes that want to compete for them, and parents often trust that their children are going to be safe, regardless of whether it is accurate for them to do so.
The #Me Too movement, founded by Tarana Burke in 2006, may be the most widely seen social media phenomenon demonstrating the importance of a meaningful response by those involved in sports.
Individuals that have training in two vital areas: clinical psychology/counseling and in sport and performance, particularly in understanding athletic and sport culture, bring pragmatic expertise to the table.
These professionals must have particular understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence within the athletic and sport culture.
This paper serves to highlight context-specific approaches to pertinent identification and treatment issues.
An overview of sexual abuse victim and perpetrator identification will be offered along with a critical examination of prevention programming.
These represent only a few of the sexual abuse scandals that have existed in the sports world..
Sexual grooming itself is defined by Craven, Brown, and Gilchrist (2006, p.
In 2013, Jameis Winston, then quarterback of the Florida State University football team, was accused of sexual assault.
No charges were filed, however, in 2016, the university paid 0,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the victim alleging a violation of Title IX by FSU in handling her complaint.