for Emotional and Physical Abuse 

It takes a full—and fully engaged—community to prevent and address abuse. Fortunately, a broad range of organizations are available to support people affected by abuse and misconduct and to help everyone learn more about creating safe and positive sport environments.

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This Toolkit is divided into three main sections with introductions to key concepts, strategies for setting a successful tone, and real-life scenarios that bring concepts home.


Proactive ways to promote healthy settings and reduce abuse, showing how power imbalances and prior trauma affect behavior and risk


Five main categories of abuse and misconduct, how they appear in sport settings, and how to know when behaviors cross the line


Ways to react to abuse disclosures, and guidance on topics such as retaliation and requirements for mandatory reporting