April 3, 2018
To: Safe Sport Committee
LSC Safe Sport Chairs
Safe Sport Athlete Fellows
Happy Spring, everyone!
April’s Safe Sport Monday will be 4/2, and the discussion guide is attached and posted here: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/02/10/safe-sport-mondays
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our scenario for April is about consent. We talk a lot about boundaries in Safe Sport, and consent is just asking about someone’s boundaries. Cori Welbes (FL) came up with this scenario and also shared some resources:
- YouTube video explaining consent in kid-friendly terms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3nhM9UlJjc
- Article for coaches and volunteers: https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/camping-magazine/i-respect-consent-education-assault-prevention
Share the scenario with your teams and club contacts, and let me know if you have questions.
Thanks for all you do for Safe Sport! Hope to be seeing most of you at our zone workshops in the coming weeks!
All the best,
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