The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) announced their release of a new position statement and discussion document on abuse, harassment and bullying in sport. These web publications call attention to the increase in reported cases of harassment and abuse in Canadian sport over the last 20 years. CASEM stresses the important role that sports medicine practitioners have in supporting safe and healthy practice and performance environments. The documents are useful in providing both background knowledge and practical strategies for identifying and dealing with abuse, harassment, and bullying.
The discussion paper also highlights the related BJSM article on “a conceptual model of the different categories, constructs and constituents of maltreatment in sport.”
Stirling AE. Definition and constituents of maltreatment in sport: Establishing a conceptual framework for research practitioners. Br J Sports Med. 2009;43:14:1091-1099.
Full-text of the article is available online.