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Safe4Athletes Survey Targets Abuse in Sports

Katherine Starr | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Katherine Starr

A few minutes of your time could be the difference between an athlete being silent about their abuse or having a voice to speak up. By completing our ...

Has Bullying Been Normalized in Sports?

Katherine Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Katherine Starr

We need to ask ourselves why the cries of Jonathon Martin took so long to hear. Where were his teammates, coaches, and the rest of people in the Dolphins organization?

The Truth about Coach-Athlete Relationships

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

If we truly want to address sexual abuse and harassment in sports we need to call it what it is, an abuse of power between the coach and the athlete that occurs at all ages. We are misled if educational materials imply something else.

Are You Really Prepared for the Upcoming Sports Season?

Katherine Starr | Posted 10.25.2013 | Impact
Katherine Starr

Summer is almost over for most schools around the country with school sports and open amateur sports programs beginning across the United States. New sports season can often mean new coaches, supporting staff and new teammates.

When Did the System Fail Kelley Davies Currin and the Rest of Us?

Katherine Starr | Posted 07.24.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

Rick has been a free man and participating in life like the rest of us for the past 30 years without any consequence for his actions of sexually abusing this minor swimmer at the time in question. Why didn't something happen sooner?

Is It Any Safer to Compete in Sports?

Katherine Starr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

This week the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation came together with NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) to discuss Safe to Compete and address sexual abuse in sports.

Breaking Down Sexual Abuse in Sports

Katherine Starr | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

More attention to the subject and types of sexual abuse in sports needs to be committed to addressing this topic and to developing an infrastructure that supports the needs of the athletes for a safe and positive environment in sports.

Athlete/Parent Shortcuts Lead to Athlete Suffering in the Long Run

Katherine Starr | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Katherine Starr

We cannot count on an athlete being able to confront this powerful person or to even speak to his or her parents about a coach's behavior when they are fearful of the parent not believing them or the coach withdrawing playing time, affection or instruction.

Keep Our Child Athletes Safe

Katherine Starr | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Katherine Starr

Having been an Olympic swimmer who endured sexual abuse during the entire course of my 10-year career, with no resources available to help me, I decided I would found an independent organization to keep athletes safe.