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Important SafeSport & Impact USAV Update for 2017-2018 Season

November 8, 2017 - Please be advised that the U.S. Center for SafeSport new course modules are now available.  Further, we are able to deliver the coursework through the USAV Academy.  Accessing the course through the USAV Academy is critical to tracking certification and expiration dates. Please instruct your members to access the course exclusively through the USAV Academy (not the USOC SafeSport website).   

To register for SafeSport training:

  • https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/Go to 
  • Log in to your USAV account.
  • In the navigation menu, click on USAV Clinics and select USAV Coaching Clinics.
  • Select SafeSport On-Demand: Two-Season Certification.
  • Complete registration.
  • To access coursework, click on the USAV Academy button.

Should you need to return to your coursework at a later time, log in to your USAV account and click on the Log into USAV Academy button.

For technical issues, while completing the course, please visit: http://help.usavolleyballacademy.org/

Thank you,

Bernie MacLean SHRM-CP, PHR, CHRL

Safesport Certification

Safesport Certification

All Junior Club Directors, Coaches, and Officials (referees and scorers) to complete SafeSport to be eligible to be rostered for the 2017-18 season.  2018 Tryouts may not be sanctioned until the Club Director is Safesport Certified.  USAV is requiring that SafeSport certification be completed by ALL registered  adults involved in any way  with any junior programming before participation in nationally or regionally  sanctioned junior events will be permitted (Local, Qualifiers, JNCs).

To register for SafeSport training:

  • Go to: https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/
  • Log in to your USAV account.
  • In the navigation menu, click on USAV Clinics and select USAV Coaching Clinics.
  • Select SafeSport On-Demand: Two-Season Certification.
  • Complete registration.
  • To access coursework, click on the USAV Academy button.

NOTE: Users of Safari or Google Chrome have reported having difficulties completing online coursework. Tablet users or those on highly secure networks (school, bank, hospital) have also reported difficulties completing or navigating the online videos. Users with exceptionally strong pop-up blockers or security firewalls have also experienced difficulties. It is recommended that users access webpoint/USAV Academy from a computer or laptop and use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

SafeSport New Platform, New Courses

The new SafeSport Platform at https://safesport.org has launched!  To become SafeSport certified, a USAV member will need to complete all three of the 30-minute modules (replacing the current 90-minute course).

1.  Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
2.  Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
3.  Emotional and Physical Misconduct

The training will be valid for 2 membership seasons, similar to how we currently handle background checks.

Per the USOC, NGBs must provide a SafeSport education program for (1) those individuals it formally authorizes, approves or appoints (a) to a position of authority over, or (b) to have frequent contact with athletes; and (2) NGB staff.


SafeSport 24-hour Services Helpline

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is excited to announce it today launched a 24-hour victim services helpline.

The helpline offers confidential support services and is operated in partnership with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

We encourage you to share this exciting news with your constituents and have provided access details (below) and digital resources (attached). Please also find a news release with additional information attached.

As always, please reach out with questions.

Thanks,

Meredith Yeoman

SafeSport Helpline Access
Online:
safesporthelpline.org
Phone: 866-200-0796

 

Meredith Yeoman

Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Office: 720.531.0340  

1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Bldg. A, Ste. 706, Denver, CO 80222

www.safesport.org 

SafeSport

www.safesport.org

SafeSport seeks to create a healthy, supportive environment for all participants.



What does a Child Abuser Look Like?

 
 

 

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Dear Margie, 

 

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Once a friend asked me,  " What does a child abuser look like?"

 

"I wish I had an easy answer to that question," I said. "Unfortunately, to understand what a child abuser might look like, we each just need to look in the mirror."

 

Most child molesters act like charming, kind people who are great with kids most of the time. They come from all walks of life and are often in positions of trust and power with kids.

 

In my own community, there have been two cases that have recently become very public - a doctor and a nurse each being charged with abusing children in their personal care - and a teenaged babysitter making pornographic movies and photos of younger children.

 

In her chilling book Conversations With a Pedophile, author Amy Hammel-Zabin describes how, through her work as an art therapist in prison, she led a series of interviews with a man convicted of sexually abusing over 1,000 boys. In graphic detail, this man described how he systematically developed relationships with church groups and did such wonderful things with the children that parents were begging him to take care of them because their kids loved being with him - and how he then systematically lowered children's boundaries until the children themselves felt responsible for the abuse that happened.

 

This man would seek out kids who wouldn't tell by swearing and then saying, "Oops! I just accidentally said some bad words. Please don't tell your parents because then we couldn't hang out together anymore."

 

As adults, we need to understand that we must keep assessing people who we trust with our children based on their behavior rather than automatically trusting them because of their position, their ability to be "good" with kids, or their reputation. Are we always welcome to drop in on what they are doing? Are there any changes in our children's behavior?

 

At the same time, it does not serve children be told that the person most likely to harm them is someone they love and trust. Focusing on the bad things that could happen does not make kids safer and can cause upset that can make it harder for kids to take action in the moment to be safe.

 

Instead, we can protect our children - and empower them to protect themselves - by learning and practicing skills for staying aware, recognizing unsafe behavior, setting clear and appropriate boundaries, and being persistent getting help.

 

As adults, we need to be prepared to stay connected with our children and know who the people responsible for their safety are and what they are doing. We must ask questions and speak up anytime we have a concern, regardless of discomfort or worries we might have.

 

Without going into the details about sexual abuse, here is what our kids need to know:

 

Kidpower Safety Rules About Secrets: Touch should not be a secret. Photos or videos should not be a secret. Presents someone gives you should not be a secret. Activities and friendships should not be a secret. problems should not be a secret.

 

Kidpower Safety Rules About Private Areas. Your private areas are the parts of your body that can be covered by a bathing suit. For play or teasing, other people should not touch your private areas or ask you to touch theirs. Showing or taking photos or videos about people and their private areas is also against the safety rules. Sometimes adults do need to touch kid's private areas for health or safety - and it should NEVER be a secret. If someone breaks these safety rules, tell adults you trust and keep telling until somebody does something about it. If you see something that breaks the safety rules when doing something electronically, like a picture popping up during a game, look away, move away, and go get help from an adult you trust.

 

Sometimes the people taking care of kids have problems that cause them to break the safety rules. This statement is from The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults and is part of our core curriculum: "Sometimes the people kids love or trust have problems, and sometimes their problems are so big that they do things that hurt kids or make them uncomfortable. If this happens to you or a friend, it does NOT mean you did anything wrong. It means that the person who did this broke the safety rules and that you all need help. The best way to get help is to tell a grown-up you trust and to keep telling until that person or another person does something about it.  And it is NEVER too late to tell."

 

How to set appropriate boundaries; deal with bribery, emotional coercion, and intimidation; and get help. Kidpower programs and our Safety Comics provide the opportunity to learn and practice skills in ways that are effective, fun, and age-appropriate rather than scary.

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Finally, as adults, we need to be prepared to take action if we suspect a problem or a child comes to us for help.

 

Additional resources

 

What to Do If A Child Reports Possible Abuse, Bullying, Harassment, or Anything Else That Bothers Them

 

Being Worthy of Trust To Keep Kids Safe From Abuse, Bullying, And Other Harm Knowledge, Decisions, And Actions For Families, Schools, And Organizations

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.

 

With deep appreciation for your commitment to protecting and empowering young people,

 


Irene van der Zande

Executive Director and Founder

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International

 

 

 

 


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