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USL Partner PCA to Host Webinars

February 1, 2012    12580 Views

BALTIMORE, Feb. 1, 2012 Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national partner of US Lacrosse, will host Webinars at 9 p.m. Eastern time Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 on the topic of preventing child abuse in youth sports. The Webinars are free, though advance registration is required.

PCA founder and CEO Jim Thompson will moderate a discussion with two experts in the field of child abuse prevention: Mike Town and Irene van der Zande. Town is a former trial judge involved in many child advocacy cases, a youth sports coach, PCA workshop leader, and current law professor. Van der Zande is the founder and executive director of Kidpower, a global leader in personal safety and violence prevention, which trains youth leaders, parents, educators, and other caring adults in how to protect children from harm and empower them with skills.

Questions covered will include: What should a coach do if she/he suspects child abuse by anyone? What can I teach kids about how to protect themselves from abuse? What can I say to parents and other coaches about our team’s stand on keeping kids safe from bullying, abuse, and other violence?

"Child Abuse Prevention in Youth Sports" Webinar for Coaches/Leaders
Date: Thursday, Feb. 2
Time: 6-7 p.m. PT/9-10 p.m. ET
Registration URL: 

"Child Abuse Prevention in Youth Sports" Webinar for Parents
Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Time: 6-7 p.m. PT/9-10 p.m. ET
Registration URL: 

For more info on PCA, visit

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