Legally Brief presents Child Athlete Abuse

The Child Athlete Abuse podcast is a bi-weekly show featuring conversations on law, culture and abuse. Judie Saunders, an attorney, discusses laws that deal with the sexual, emotional and physical abuse of athletes.

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Disclaimer: The contents of this episode may be triggering to some listeners as it describes child abuse.  When you hear the term "survivor" what comes to mind? Strong, determined or shamed, broken a...
March 30, 2021
Athletes, families and survivors want to know why it took so long to seriously investigate, charge and attempt to hold gymnastics coach John Geddert accountable for the abuse of minors.  For decades, ...
March 23, 2021
Myths promote fear and will keep you stuck with feels of hopelessness that lead to inaction.  On this episode, I dispel common myths associated with   Share the show with your family and friends. ...
March 21, 2021
On this episode we discuss the policy of anonymity used by the U.S. Center for Safe Sport ("Center") and national governing bodies ("NGBs"). Can parents and athletes rely on anonymity to stop abusive ...
March 9, 2021
On February 25th Michigan's attorney general announced criminal charges against gymnastics coach John Geddert.  Twenty of those charges were for the human trafficking of minors for the purpose of forc...
March 9, 2021
Judie Saunders speaks with Vanessa O’Brien of The Oils Group. The first 5 listeners who reach out to Judie via email (judie@jsaunderslawfirm.com) with one takeaway from this episode will receive a do...
February 17, 2021
Legally Brief presents the Child Athlete Abuse Podcast.  On this episode, certified ACE (adverse childhood experiences) consultant Christina Sanford and I discuss ways parents can set boundaries to ke...
February 17, 2021
On this episode, athletes and parents will: understand why fear is the most effective tool used by abusive coaches; learn ways to confront retaliation; learn lessons from Canada's Women's Soccer and ...
January 19, 2021
Is it acceptable for coaches to bring your child to tears? Can child athletes gain the skills needed to succeed at high levels without emotional or physical abuse?  In this episode, I discuss the gymn...
December 15, 2020
John Plaugic, former pro soccer player, shares the story of his athletic career in the "beautiful game" of soccer.   John is an Authority Figure parents and youth athletes can be thankful for.    In t...
November 30, 2020

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