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, TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE CARETAKERS)

The Coaches of amateur school and non-school Athletes are by definition caregivers / temporary substitute 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. […]

WHY VICTIMS DONT REPORT ABUSE

The failure of victims to report abuse depends on the type of abuse i.e. physical, psychological, sexual, neglect, human rights and/or substandard care. There are many great, mentor coaches in the United States, who often do not get the credit they deserve. But, like any profession, there are a few bad apples that spoil the […]

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, exercise (SRE) adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are extremely high. “Traumatic childhood experiences, 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 in […]

CHILD ATHLETE ABUSE SYNDROME FORENSIC DEFINITION

Child Athlete Abuse Syndrome (CAAS) is a Short Title for a Clustering of Child (<18) or Youth (15-18) (United Nations definition is 15-24) Athlete Serious Injury, Disease and/or Death (morbidity and mortality) secondary to: ► Physical endangerment, maltreatment and/or abuse ► Psychological (Emotional) endangerment, maltreatment and/or abuse ► Sexual Abuse ► Failed child custodial protection […]

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 […]