U.S. SENATE BILL 1877 (2011-2012) NEEDS ADDITIONAL AMENDMENT CARETAKER LANGUAGE e.g.: “INCLUDING COACH SUBSTITUTE CARETAKERS OF SCHOOL AND NON-SCHOOL SPORTS, RECREATION AND EXERCISE”

What does the CDC say: CDC: Child Maltreatment: Definitions – “Any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a Parent or Other Caregiver (e.g., Clergy, Coach, Teacher) that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child.” [1.]

U.S. SENATE BILL 1877 (2011-2012) NEEDS ADDITIONAL AMENDMENT LANGUAGE

Athlete Safety 1st Team supports S.1877: Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act because…S.1877 is in Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension.

The CDC, U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, States’ Departments of Community Based Services and States” Child Protective Services know that a Coach of Sports, Recreation and Exercise is a Substitute Caretaker because of their scholarly understanding of the current law.

But the Coach’s Role in SRE is not “crystal clear” to the Coach and SRE Communities, because the Coach’s Role has not been properly authored in the definitions of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act 2010, PL 111-320 and not properly promulgated, published and issued to the Public.

As a result of the Coach’s Role of “Coach Substitute Caretaker” in SRE not being authored plainly within the language of the law Section 3. Paragraph 2, CAPTA 2010 Public Law 111-320, then published, issued and promulgated properly and made “crystal clear” to Coaches, SRE Communities and everyone concerned,

• Child Athlete Safety will continue to be compromised and Child Athletes maltreated and endangered, Physically, Psychologically and Sexually Abused
• Citizens will not Report Coaches for Child Athlete Physical, Psychological and Sexual Abuse
• Coaches and Eveeryone will continue not to be aware of the Coach’s legal Role in SRE
• Coaches will continue to be blindsided with Criminal and Civil Litigations and everyone shocked stunned when the negative outcomes and tragedies happen

S. 1877 needs further amendment language in addition to that of Senators Casey and Boxer to make the Parens Patriae tripartite interactions of Child Athlete + Coach Substitute Caretaker + Child Abuse Law “crystal clear”.

{Proposed additional Amendment Athlete Safety 1st New Language Capitalized}: (A) any recent act or failure to act, on the part of a parent or caretaker, “INCLUDING COACH SUBSTITUTE CARETAKERS OF SCHOOL AND NON-SCHOOL SPORTS, RECREATION AND EXERCISE”, that results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, or sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act that presents an imminent risk of serious harm; or

{Proposed Sen Casey and Boxer Amendment S. 1877 Language Capitalized S. 1877}: (B) >ANY DELIBERATE ACT<, on the part of an individual other than a parent or caretaker, that results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, or sexual abuse or exploitation, or that presents an imminent risk of serious harm to a child.' Athlete Safety 1st 35 minute Pod Cast: Amend Child Abuse Law with the Terms “Coach Substitute Caretaker http://www.athletesafety1st.info 1. [ National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention (CDC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA

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