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Campaign series
During the next six weeks, join the Make the Commitment: Stop Abuse in Sport video campaign as we celebrate the positive effects of sport. Share your favorite videos with your friends and co-workers to help inspire and empower us all to make the commitment to stop abuse in sport.

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Effective supervision to reduce the likelihood of abuse
This month, you will learn how supervision is an effective way to reduce the likelihood of abuse. We will inform you about the reality of abuse in sport, as well as how you can play a key role in abuse prevention.

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Using supervision to lower prevalence of abuse
Supervision is an effective way for organizations to lower the prevalence of abuse in sport. In general, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. Approximately one in four females and one in six males are sexually abused before the age of 18. These statistics demonstrate the need for us to promote safe, positive environments for athletes. As a supervisor, you should know what is going on in your organization. Paying attention to athlete, coach and staff behavior will help you be an effective supervisor. 

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Campaign Spotlight
Important aspects of effective supervision

As a leader in your organization, you should always provide supervision to your athletes to ensure they are safe. Providing training for your staff and/or volunteers will help them know what to look for in order to prevent abuse. 

If you notice any recurring, unordinary behavior from an athlete, coach or volunteer, make sure you address the situation accordingly. Approach the individual in a calm setting. Always remember to minimize unsupervised one-on-one interactions between athletes and coaches, staff, volunteers. This will help protect constituents from false accusations of misconduct and also provide safer environments.

Furthermore, always avoid unclear boundaries, as they can lead to inadvertent misconduct.

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Last Month
October 2013: Codes of conduct

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Archived webinars
Miss one of our webinars? No problem. We’ve archived all of them online on our campaign website.

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