The U.S. Center for SafeSport has announced a two-part webinar series for coaches, parents of athletes and sports administrators, featuring expert training from Michelle Peterson, a nationally renowned child-abuse consultant, investigator and researcher.

In 2012, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement launched the SafeSport program to improve athlete safety across the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies. Since its adoption, the program has provided education and prevention resources related to emotional, physical and sexual misconduct, including bullying, hazing and harassment.

Among other issues, Peterson will address the coach’s role in championing athlete well-being by providing facts and best practices related to:
– Forms of misconduct
– Risk factors and statistics
– Behaviors to look for
– Reporting and responsiveness
– Implementing SafeSport programs locally
– Engaging constituents (including athletes and coaches)

Webinars will be held in two parts, each lasting 90 minutes and will be held from September 13-October 3. To register and view the full webinar schedule, visit the US Squash SafeSport page.

Everyone has a role to play in creating a healthy setting in squash. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. US Squash is committed to working with the USOC and Safesport to make and keep squash safe―for everyone.

Learn more about SafeSport in squash here.