“Cybernetics is applicable when a system being analyzed incorporates a closed signaling loop; that is, where action by the system generates some change in its environment and that change is reflected in that system in some manner (feedback) that triggers a system change, originally referred to as a “circular causal” relationship.” [Müller, Albert (2000). “A Brief History of the BCL”. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften 11 (1): 9–30.]
A simple analogy for how it works is a firearm or gun. First one gathers excellent ammunition and ‘keeps the powder dry’. The gun is then loaded. Thirdly, the gun is fired.
If the ammunition is inferior and/or the gun is not loaded properly and/or the firearm is not protected and maintained, the gun structures and functions will misfire and/or be inoperable. The process is repeated and requires a certain amount of time. The weapon must be properly maintained. If problems are diagnosed, the gun’s mechanisms must be repaired.
Child and Youth Athletes are similar to the firearm example cited. Child and Youth athletes cybernetic systems must be honed, protected and their safety promoted. The body’s systems cannot be pushed and punished beyond their physical and psychological limits and/or sexually abused. Parents, doctors, coaches, administrators and others are culprits and fail their duty to Children and Youth Athletes, more than imaginable, with disastrous, potentially lifetime, chronic injures and/or PTSD.
“Biocybernetics is the study of the fundamental interrelationships of an organism or human being from the cellular, tissue, and organic levels to the level of the whole organism or human being. A living system is characterized not only by the exchange of matter and energy but also by an exchange of information; it is from the point of view of information theory that biological cybernetics approaches the interaction of biological systems with the environment.”
“Biological cybernetics views the living organism as a multipurpose “hierarchical” system of control, which carries out its integrative activity on the basis of the functional unification of separate subsystems, each performing its own local task.”
“Unification of a centralized and autonomous control is characteristic of the organism as a complex, dynamic system. Self-regulation, which is typical for all levels of control in the living system, is maintained by autonomous mechanisms until disturbances arise that demand the intervention of centralized control mechanisms.”
“Living organisms are capable of “measuring” time with a high degree of precision (“biological clocks”). This phenomenon is expressed in periodic changes in respiration, body temperature, and other vital processes. Periodicity is a fundamental characteristic of the functioning and control processes of the biological system.”
“The processes occurring at each of the levels of the living system are characterized by specific periodicity, which is determined by both external and internal factors. After the cycle is completed, the cycle is repeated, time and time again.”
“Disruption of the normal phase shifts of periodicity may impair the operation of all or part of the system. This leads to breakdowns in the control system and to an accumulation of errors. This can be described as “noise.”
“The correction of malfunctions requires either the internal readjustment of the system (its algorithm) or the adjustment of external controlling influences by engaging control mechanisms at a higher level.”
“Living beings are joined in systems forming a unique supraorganismic hierarchy. In all of these supraorganismic systems, just as in the life of the cell, the development of the organism, and the evolution of the organic world as a whole, there are internal regulating mechanisms whose biological cybernetics are applicable.”
“Control mechanisms determine the course of vital processes not only in the norm but also in pathology, which is a question of medical cybernetics.[V.V. PARIN, E.S. GELLER, Biological Cybernetics]
The human body has physical, psychological and sexual active cybernetic, push pull systems. Human physical, psychological and sexual anatomy, physiology and their hurts and injuries have requirements and limitations.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) are associated with psychopathology.
“There are 5 distinct states of mind that are considered in terms of cognitive balance and quantitatively defined by homeostatic set point ratios of positive cognitions to total positive plus negative cognitions.”
The psychodynamic cybernetic systems are homeostatically set.
“States of mind that deviate from this optimal balance are associated with psychopathology.” [Cognitive balance and psychopathology: Evaluation of an information processing model of positive and negative states of mind, Clinical Psychology Review, Volume 9, Issue 3, 1989, Pages 271-294 by Robert M. Schwartz, Gregory L. Caramoni ]
“Research proposed a cybernetic model for the formation and maintenance of persecutory delusions. During the formation of persecutory ideation, the threat of loss of control over the self or others interacts with predictions of control from others. This interaction may result in feelings of alien control followed by persecutory explanations. Since the persecutory explanations provide the individual with a new goal of resisting others’ influence in order to prevent being controlled, they reduce the threat of loss of self- control. This is how persecutory delusions are maintained.” [Published online: April 01, 2006, Am J. Psychiatry, vol 132 no. 10, October 1975, pp. 1038-1044]
When ACE alter the child and youth biocybernetic environments, civilized societies expect adult humans with duty to children and youth to become first responders, but in real civilized societies’ life, unfortunately the response doesn’t happen.
The following are some of the PEOPLE and SYSTEMS THAT ARE NOT PERFORMING THEIR DUTY FOR CHILD / YOUTH ATHLETE PROTECTION:
• The crisis is the failure to prevent cruelty, physical and psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse of Child and Youth Athletes that occur in every Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE) venue of each of the following systems. Recently, recognized by authorities are Coach Offenders.
• Surgeon General Recommended a Prevention Method: Implementation of Public Health Innovations
SYSTEMS IN CRISIS THAT ARE NOT DOING THEIR DUTY TO PREVENT CRUELTY TO CHILD ATHLETES ARE THE FOLLOWING
• Criminal Justice System Failure to Enforce Child Protective Laws for Athletes. Lack of will to enforce the law
• Lack of Attorney Standards of Practice and Guidelines in Child Protection Proceedings [National Assoc of Counsel for Children / NACC and American Bar Assoc, ABA]
• Public Health turns a blind eye to maltreatment, cruelty /abuse of injured Child / Youth Athletes
• Social and Child Welfare Services lack of resources, over work and a variety of incompetence
• Failure of Education / Awareness services
• Failure of Doctors to Report SRE maltreatment, cruelty and abuse of injured Child / Youth Athletes
• Failure of Doctors to Increase Child Athlete Abuse Syndrome CAAS Awareness / Education
• Failure of Doctors to Intervene and stop SRE participation, when Coaches Exercise and Punish Athletes Beyond Physical and Emotional Limitations
• Substandard Sports Medicine: Some Sports Medicine Doctors Have Sold Their Souls To the Company Store, Coaches. Coaches dictate the extent of participation following medical care. Don’t Take Helmets, Sneakers rather allow Athletes to participate in sports while injured
• New is the Y07.53 ICD-10 DIAGNOSIC CODE FOR COACH PERPETRATOR OF CHILD AND ADULT ATHLETE ABUSE THAT BECAME EFFECTIVE OCT 1, 2015
• Failure Coach Education by High School and College Athletic Associations Concerning Child and Youth Athlete Protection Law
• Coaches and others were targeted as potential Abusers and Perpetrators by Surgeon General
[Lessons Learned from the Max Gilpin Case Aug 12, 2011, http://www.cappaa.com/lessons-learned-from-the-max-gilpin-case ]
[Surgeon General’s Workshop on Making Prevention of Child Maltreatment a National Priority: Implementing Innovations of a Public Health Approach, Surgeon General’s Workshop Proceedings, Lister Hill Auditorium, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Maryland. March 30–31, 2005. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Surgeon General]