119 – Coaches and Sexual Assault Claims: What You Need to Do to Protect Your Agency
Andrew Paine, Attorney, Tressler LLP; Christine Walczak, Attorney, Tressler LLP
Sexual abuse claims and allegations against coaches and trainers are becoming all too common. This session will explore the disheartening trend and will discuss what your agency can do to guard against it. The session will focus on better understanding the growing trend and identifying proactive steps to help prevent abuse from occurring in the first place. It will also include a discussion of proactive policy measures aimed at preventing abuse from occurring and how best to respond if sexual abuse allegations surface.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Develop tools for understanding, identifying, protecting against, and responding to sexual abuse claims.
- Gain insight into policy measures and other recommended day-to-day best practices aimed at preventing and, if necessary, responding to allegations of abuse.