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Gretchen Kerr, Anthony Battaglia, and Ashley Stirling

as sexual and psychological abuse in youth sport has contributed to a more critical perspective on the potential developmental benefits and costs of sport participation for young people ( Mountjoy, Rhind, Tiivas, & Leglise, 2015 ; Parent & Fortier, 2018 ). Maltreatment is an umbrella term used in

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Nicole Johnson, Katie Hanna, Julie Novak, and Angelo P. Giardino

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (Center) is an independent nonprofit organization which is focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport, while carrying out its mission of making athlete well-being the centerpiece of the nation’s sport culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability

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Jenny McMahon, Camilla J. Knight, and Kerry R. McGannon

; Hartill, 2013 ; Owton & Sparkes, 2015 ; Parent, 2011 ; Stirling & Kerr, 2009 ) have explained how sporting environments are unique socio-cultural contexts that offer possibilities for athlete abuse and exploitation to occur. Consequently, the aforementioned researchers, along with others (i.e.,  Gervis

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Kristine Bisgaard and Jan Toftegaard Støckel

In 2006 Tarana Burke initiated the Me Too movement to fight for women who had suffered sexual abuse. She wanted to help those without a voice ( Brockes, 2018 ). Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal in 2017 Burke’s movement was revived and went viral on Twitter as #MeToo. Men and women around the

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Emma Kavanagh, Chelsea Litchfield, and Jaquelyn Osborne

Academic scholars are increasingly raising concern about the disproportionate levels of gender-based violence experienced by women in virtual spaces, suggesting this to be a global pandemic ( Ging & Siapera, 2018 ). Jane ( 2018 ) believes that gendered abuse and threats online cause “embodied

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Melissa L. Breger, Margery J. Holman, and Michelle D. Guerrero

could happen and how young boys can be protected moving forward. Absent from this discussion is the sexual harassment and abuse of our girls as this type of public outcry is lacking when the countless incidents of sexual harassment and abuse among girls and women are reported. The discussion of

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Colin J. Lewis, Simon J. Roberts, Hazel Andrews, and Rebecca Sawiuk

-based violence is defined in these terms: Violence directed against a person because of that person’s gender (including gender identity/expression) or as violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionality. . . . Sexual violence (including rape, sexual assault, abuse and harassment) is

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Brad Donohue, Michelle Pitts, Yulia Gavrilova, Ashley Ayarza, and Kristina I. Cintron

Substance abuse in athletes is both prevalent and dangerous, leading to its international recognition as a public health concern. In recent controlled trials, behavioral prevention programs have been shown to reduce alcohol use in collegiate student athletes who are at-risk for alcohol abuse, with outcomes appearing to be enhanced when family members are prescriptively involved. However, no interventions have been found to decrease alcohol or drug use frequency in controlled trials involving athletes who have been diagnosed with substance abuse, and no prescribed clinical interventions for substance abuse have been tailored to accommodate the unique needs of competitive athletes. As an initial step in this development, we review an evidenced-supported behavioral treatment program modified for use with athletes. Optimizing the support of significant others, this innovative treatment approach comprehensively targets multiple areas of mental health while emphasizing cultural enlightenment. Recommendations are offered, including the great need for controlled treatment outcome research specific to substance abuse in athletes.

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Michael A. Messner and William S. Solomon

This article analyzes the print media’s ideological framing of the 1991 story of boxer Sugar Ray Leonard’s admission of having physically abused his wife and abused cocaine and alcohol. We examined all news stories and editorials on the Leonard story in two major daily newspapers and one national sports daily. We found that all three papers framed the story as a “drug story,” while ignoring or marginalizing the “wife abuse” story. We argue that sports writers utilized an existing ideological “jocks-on-drugs” media package that framed this story as a moral drama of individual sin and public redemption. Finally, we describe and analyze the mechanisms through which the wife abuse story was ignored or marginalized.

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Ray Tricker, David L. Cook, and Rick McGuire

In recent years drug abuse by college athletes has received greater attention. Because of the recognition of the growing problem of drug use in athletics, the new NCAA drug testing policy, and recent deaths of elite athletes, the sport psychologist should be prepared to deal with this issue. In many college settings the sport psychologist may be expected to provide support with counseling or participate in the development of a drug abuse prevention program for student athletes. Therefore sport psychologists need to closely examine the factors that may predispose athletes toward using drugs, understand the role of prevention, and develop a thorough knowledge of positive, viable alternatives to drugs. This article addresses five important issues that relate to drug abuse in college athletics: (a) why athletes are at risk, (b) athletic leadership and its relationship to substance abuse, (c) the role of the sport psychologist, (d) issues related to the effectiveness of drug education for athletes, and (e) recommendations for athlete drug education programs.