CHILD ATHLETE ABUSE SYNDROME, “A NEW DISEASE”
May 3, 2012 by mike
Child Athlete Abuse Syndrome is a Short Title for a Clustering of Child (<18) or Youth (15-18) Athlete Morbidity, Mortality and/or Abuse secondary to:
► Physical endangerment, maltreatment and/or abuse
► Psychological (Emotional) endangerment, maltreatment and/or abuse
► Sexual Abuse
► Failed child custodial protection
► Negligent care giving supervision
► Human rights violations
► That were inflicted, caused, created, or allowed to be inflicted, caused, created, directly or indirectly by the Problematic Coach, including the Strength Training, Conditioning and other specialty Coach, Problematic Parent or other Problematic Caretaker Person who has Child and Youth Athlete custodial protection, supervision, care and control during Sports, Recreation and Exercise Participation
► Failure to report the morbidity and mortality to Authorities is Illegal. [1.] [6.]
► In most United States, Children are minors when less than 18 years of age.
► The United Nations define Youth as persons between the ages of 15-24.
CHILD ATHLETE ABUSE SYNDROME IS “MEDICALIZED”
• Medicalized: To identify or categorize a condition or behavior as being a disorder requiring medical treatment or intervention [Online-Dictionary]
• CAAS IS LEGITIMATE DIANOSIS WITH ICD-9 CODES because all child abuse is Medicalized. (ICD-9) “International Classification of Disease, 9th edition, Clinical Modification is a standardized classification of disease, injuries, and causes of death, by etiology and anatomic localization and codified into a 6-digit number, which allows clinicians, statisticians, politicians, health planners, health insurance and others to speak a common language, both US and internationally”. ICD-9s are used to bill medical insurance by Doctors.
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Title: CHILD ATHETE ABUSE SYNDROME, “A NEW DISEASE”
Battered Child Synrome was reported in 1962. It evolved into Child Protection Laws. [“The Battered-Child Syndrome”, C. Henry Kempe, M.D.; Frederic N. Silverman, M.D.; Brandt F. Steele, M.D.; William Droegemueller, M.D. ; Henry K. Silver, M.D., JAMA. 1962;181(1):17-24.]
CHILD ATHLETE ABUSE SYNDROME HAS BEEN ILLEGALIZED
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Reauthorization Act 2010, Public Law 111-320 was first enacted into Federal Law in 1972 and has been amended several times, most recently 2010. It will be probably amended again because of the Penn State Coach Sandusky tragedy,
19 years later, in 1981 Dr. Edwin R. Guise and Dr. Richard M. Ball, in disapproval, first described the terms respectively:
“Forcing kids into sports is called “type of Child Abuse.” Some parents abuse their children by beating them, others by pushing them to succeed in sports to the point of serious injury.”
Dr. Edwin R. Guise of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit calls it “Socially Approved Athletic Child Abuse.”
Dr. Guise has reported that “swimmers shoulder” is a condition so severe it requires surgery and is on the increase among teenagers who are team swimmers.
Another Bone Specialist Dr. Richard M. Ball of Plainfield, N.J. condemned the grueling training programs for adolescents as a “Battered-Child-Athlete-Syndrome”. Dr. Ball said teenage swimmers were developing serious should tendonitis that might require surgery.
Dr. Edwin R. Guise and Dr. Richard M. Ball are credited for the terms
“Socially Approved Athletic Child Abuse”
[Weekly World News, Jan 20, 1981, Health News]
Forty-nine years after the report of Battered Child Syndrome, April 29, 2011, Micheal B. Minix, Sr., M.D., this reporter, presented Child Ahlete Abuse Syndrome, “A New Disease” at the Athlete Abuse Summit, Omni Parker House, Boston, MA.
CAAS is Called a “A NEW DISEASE” because Athletic officials, witnesses and sometimes the media have covered-up sexual abuse and attempted to spin athletic injuries and deaths as unfortunate byproducts of playing the game.The Penn State Tragedy has enlightened the public about evil Coaches and school Officials who attempt to cover-up. Therefore, the Elephant in the locker room has been newly exposed for causing serious Child Athlete morbidity and mortality.
Additionally, Dr. Robert Cantu presneted “Concussion Awareness” at the Summit. There were other compelling expert presentations at the Summit.
Coaches are in charge of conditioning, boot camp, practice and games. Coaches should be familiar with Child Abuse Laws, the Rules of Law concerning Child and Youth who participate in Sports.
School Coaches are mandated by law with Child and Youth Protective Custody and Supervision transferred to them for Extra-Curricular Grade, Middle and High School Activities and Sports. Non-School Coaches have the same Duty to Children and Youth.
“The use of physical discipline, or corporal punishment, on children has a long and sordid tradition in America’s homes, schools and athletic programs.
The recent deaths of middle school, high school, college, semi-professional and professional athletes indicates that the use of excessive exercise and punishment by school officials and coaches can kill.”
“Athletic officials and the media attempt to spin athletic injuries and deaths as unfortunate byproducts of playing the game.
“Despite their spin, ‘coaches tweak and torque the athlete to see how far [they] can be pushed.’
“Today athletes are treated as superhuman-heroes who are expected to play even when hurt, sick or fatigued.”
“According to common law standards, public school teachers and coaches may impose reasonable but not excessive force to discipline a child.
“The use of excessive force or exercise to discipline a child violates that child’s substantive due process rights.”
[EXCESSIVE EXERCISE AS CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN MOORE v. WILLIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT - HAS THE FIFTH CIRCUIT "TOTALLY ISOLATED" ITSELF IN ITS POSITION? Author By Kristina Rico Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Villanova University, CASENOTE: 9 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 351. 2002]
Coaches have a Fiduciary Coach-Athlete Responsigility and Trust for Youth Athletes in College and the Olympics.
Ignorance of the Law and Overlooking the Law are no excuse and certainly no defense in Court.
The Bottom Line, Win-At-All-Costs Dysfunctional Sports Community including School Boards, School Officials, Fans, Media, Parents, Sports Medicine Doctors, High School and University Athletic Associations and Federations etc. have not included Child Protection, Supervision and Abuse Law into Educational Certification courses.
Former Penn State head football “Coach Joe Paterno seriously faulted” in the Coach Jerry Sandusky tragedy that found Sandusky guilty on 48 counts of Child Sexual abuse. The self investigation of Penn State notes that University President Graham Spanier, Senior Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley altered their decision to report the sexual abuse crimes after a meeting with the head coach Paterno who died in January 2012, two months after the story broke.
[By Allie Grasgreen : http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/07/13/freeh-report-faults-penn-state-athletics-culture#ixzz20Vl35J8o Inside Higher Ed]
“Parens Patriae” Doctrine Grants Power and Authority of the State to protect minor Children, age less than 18, and other persons who are legally unable to protect themselves.
The Etymology of “Parens Patriae” is from Latin meaning Government is “Parent of the Nation”
“Parens Patriae” doctrine is the legal framework for theSpecial Standard of Child Care
◙ In U.S., the State is the “Supreme Guardian” of all Children
◙ If Parents, Guardians and Substitute Caretakers such as Coaches are Unable, Unwilling or Fail to Protect their Children or other Children when they are in the custody and control of Substitute Caretakers like Coaches
◙ The Government will Protect Child Safety and ensure proper Child Care
◙ The State has the power / authority to take action to Protect the Child from harm. [46.]
◙ Tripartite Relationship = PARENT + CHILD + STATE
◙ “Parens Patriae” Balances the Rights and Responsibilities among Parents-Child-State as guided by Federal Laws
Same Tripartite Relationship exists for the Coach
Coach-Caretaker + Child-Athlete + State
◙ It is Permissible for the Coach-Caretaker to use His/Her Methods of Coaching children in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE)
◙ Providing the Coach complies with the Special Standards of Care issued by State for a Child
◙ The Tripartite Coach-Caretaker + Child-Athlete + State Relationship is In Effect during Practices, Camps, Over-Nights, Travel Teams, Closed Practices. (These are the “Be Vigilant for Parents and Guardians Venues”)
◙ For Children the Supreme Power of the State is in Effect On Every inch of Ground, Every Second of Time
in the United States and around the entire World