Category Archives: CHILD ATHETE ABUSE SYNDROME

PENN STATE PRESIDENT SPAINER FOUND GUILTY OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

“A jury found former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment Friday, ending a case that dragged on for more than four years over whether Spanier and two other university executives covered-up previous allegations made against former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.” […]

PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR BY CAREGIVERS (INCLUDING COACHES WHO ARE CAREGIVERS)

The Coaches of amateur school and non-school Athletes are by definition caregivers / caretakers, because most amateur school and non-school Athletes are age less than 18 years. The umbrella of child and youth protection passes from one caretaker to another until the child or youth are returned to the parent or custodial caretaker. Additionally, according […]

HOW TO PREVENT COACHING NEGLIGENCE

“Coaches at all levels have traditionally assumed a special role in the lives of athletes and success of teams. In the past, winning coaches achieved results employing techniques that could legally be considered ‘wanton’ or ‘grossly negligent’ in any other context.” “In 2015, because of a number of social and economic factors, the explosion of […]

THE CHILD / YOUTH ATHLETE ABUSE AWARENESS ADVOCACY BEGAN BY DR MINIX, Sr., in 2007 WAS FINALLY ADDRESSED BY AUTHORITIES IN 2015

The 5 main objectives for the definition of Child and Youth Athlete Abuse Syndrome (CAAS), other associated definitions and my advocacy for Child and Youth Athlete Safety 1st are: 1. Prevent abuse and cruelty to Child and Youth Athletes, who Participate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE) 2. Promote Athlete Safety 1st 3. Prevent criminal […]

CHILD ATHLETE ABUSE SYNDROME FORENSIC DEFINITION

Sports, recreation and exercise (SRE) adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are too high. “Traumatic childhood events such as abuse, neglect, witnessing experiences such as crime, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse can create dangerous levels of stress and derail healthy brain development—resulting in long-term effects on learning, behavior and health. A growing network of leaders […]

SPORTS’ ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES ARE TOO HIGH

Sports, recreation and exercise (SRE) adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are too high. A physician, I have also been trained and certified, during my retirement, to teach physicians and their office staff about Child Abuse Recognition (Education, CARE), but my interest, expertise and past experiences have directed my attention and advocacy to Sports, Recreation and Exercise […]

SPEAK UP PROTECT ABUSED KID ACT DIED IN CONGRESS

It appears irresponsible authorities are content to let Coaches be blind-sided by litigation and Child Athletes Abused, rather than attempt to educate the Athletic Community and Coaches with “an ounce of prevention preventing unfortunate pounds of cure.” Instead, money driven “win-at-all-costs” Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE) philosophy triumphs over sanity, reasonableness and good judgement, regarding […]

COACHES ARE TRADITIONALLY ROLE MODELS, NOT ABUSIVE

“Football coaches traditionally serve as role models, who teach students the value of discipline, competitiveness and sportsmanship,” Walton County (Fl) Sheriff Michael Adkinson said, after charges against Football Coach Barron were brought. “Mr. Barron’s actions go far beyond the toughness expected in football.” [High school coach charged with child abuse, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl, Freedom […]