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Silent Edge-Information and links of
interest for those concerned about figure skaters and sexual abuse and 
exploitation and other advocacy issue for skaters

Information and Links of Interest for Coaches and Officials

The United States Figure Skating Association in 2000 established a Policy Statement on Harassment and Abuse. The policy is available from USFSA in PDF format. An HTML version is available at Skateweb.

Skate Canada Membership Harassment Policy - the Canadian figure skating association's policy on sexual harassment, adopted July 1997.

What Other Sports Are Doing About Sexual Abuse - reactions to sexual misconduct in the sporting world outside of figure skating.

Sexual Harassment Survey - the results of our informal online survey for members of the figure skating community on personal experiences with harassment.

Coach Survey - the results of our informal online survey of skating professionals.

A Coach's Self Assessment - are you crossing the line with an athlete? Questions for coaches, from the Women's Sports Foundation.

What Coaches Should Know - a guide from Harassment in Sport.

USOC Coaching Ethics Code

Establishing Boundaries - excerpt from Power and Ethics in Coaching, from the from the Coaching Association of Canada.

Policy Considerations for Sports Organizations - information about sexual abuse and harassment policy and liability for skating clubs and other sports organizations, from Harassment in Sport.

Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport - a brochure from WomenSport International on what sports organizations can do to take action against sexual harassment and abuse of athletes.