Sports Sexual Abuse

March 24, 2020
Photograph of a large brick building, Michigan Union, with ornate window panels, trees, and a blue sky in the background.

Michigan v. Michigan State: Rivalry for Sexual Abuse Scandals

College athletes at Division I universities are some of the most talented individuals in the country. They dedicate hours of their time each day playing their […]
December 17, 2019
A woman looking over a balcony holding her head in her arms, she is looking off in the distance as if deep in thought.

The Hope of Posttraumatic Growth: After the Nightmare is Over, Trauma Survivors May Experience Profound Positive Changes

Traumatic events haunt some people for their entire lives. Survivors who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may relive the trauma through flashbacks and dreams; they may […]
September 13, 2019
An elderly woman wiping away tears under her glasses, the image is in black and white and it seems that she is deeply sad.

Enduring Legacies: The Causes and Consequences of Intergenerational Trauma

Trauma has the power to derail lives. People who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying or life-threatening event may experience chronic […]
May 24, 2019
Ohio State University Stadium, the football stadium is empty except for a few people on the field.

Ohio State University Complicit in Sexual Abuse of Athletes

Investigation Reveals Sports Team Doctor Violated Students for Decades Student athletes called him “Dr. Jelly Paws” and described examinations with him as a kind of hazing. […]
May 7, 2019
A young woman gymnast is flying through the air doing a gymnastic stunt.

Victim Training: The Culpability of Youth Sports Organizations in Childhood Sexual Abuse

Every day of the week we see them: parents shuttling their kids to and from sports practice, cheering them on at games, celebrating their victories and […]