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Introduced in Senate (03/06/2017)
Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017
This bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to certain adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes at a facility under the jurisdiction of a national governing body. A national governing body is an amateur sports organization that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
An individual who is required, but fails, to report suspected child sex abuse is subject to criminal penalties.
Additionally, the bill amends the Amateur Sports Act of 1978: (1) to authorize national governing bodies to develop training, practices, policies, and procedures to prevent the abuse of minor or amateur athletes; and (2) to require national governing bodies to develop and enforce policies, mechanisms, and procedures to prevent, report, and respond to the abuse of minor or amateur athletes.
Both of the video training links below will provide you with a downloadable certificate of completion after you pass the quiz at the end. Both courses are simliar in length. Both sites require you to create an account and then 'shop' for the training class you are looking for, put it in the 'cart' and then checkout. Both courses are free.
Online Training available at:
- Select Parents Guide to Misconduct in Sport
- Click the green 'In Bag' button
- Click Checkout
- Click register and create your account & password