Everyone has the right to be treated with safety and respect - and the responsibility to act safely and respectfully towards others.
Irene van der Zande - Founder and Executive Director of KidPower
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is excited to announce it launched a 24-hour victim services helpline.
The helpline offers confidential support services and is operated in partnership with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
The US Olympic Committee, USA Volleyball and the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball are committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its participants’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring it promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct. As part of this program, the above have implemented policies intended to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct might occur.
It is understood that the discussion of this subject matter with minor participants can vary greatly depending on the age of the child. Please age appropriately discuss each of these items with your child who is applying for membership.
For better understanding of abuse and misconduct in sport, the following definitions are being used:
All USA Volleyball/Arizona Region member programs are required to have a SafeSport contact person identified in their club. The Arizona Region has an identified SafeSport contact. USA Volleyball has a SafeSport Director. Depending on the actual or perceived violation of SafeSport policies contact the person you would feel most comfortable reporting the violation to. In all cases involving suspicions of child physical or sexual misconduct the report will also involve law enforcement. Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or vindictive report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Conduct.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has published a series of Parent Tool Kits. While the tool kits are aimed at parents, the information is helpful to anyone wanting to better understand the forms, signs and means of preventing abuse. To view the complete guide, covering all identified age groups, click on the “complete parent tool kit.” To view a particular age group, click on the associated link.