Sexual Misconduct in any environment is a gross abuse of trust and this is no different within the sport world. Examining and Mitigating Sexual Misconduct in Sport outlines systemic and sociological explanations for why sport is a site of sexual misconduct. The authors in the text describe cultural realities and considerations sport stakeholders must acknowledge and be informed of to make sport a more equitable and safe space. Personal narratives from a variety of sport stakeholders, which unveil their lived experiences of sexual misconduct and humanize survivor stories in ways often ignored in sport and society, are shared. Authors offer recommendations to all sport stakeholders to mitigate incidents of and harm done by sexual misconduct.
Guidelines and suggestions for sport stakeholder practices that better protect individuals in sport, address sexual misconduct when it occurs, and mitigate the harm and trauma experienced because of incidents of sexual misconduct are also examined and provided. This book is the first text of its kind to invite sport stakeholders to have open, vulnerable, and honest discussions around a timely topic often minimized, denied and/or ignored in sport.
A ground-breaking new book, Examining and Mitigating Sexual Misconduct in Sport is key reading for any sport coach, sport parent, sport psychology professional, or sport administrator.
Table of Contents
1. Calling All Sport Constituents: Exploring Power and Bringing Joy Back into Sport
Leslee A. Fisher and Allison D. Anders
2. Stand Up and Stand Tall: Rethinking Sexual Misconduct in Sport
Robert E. Owens
3. Cisheterosexism and Sexual Misconduct in Sport
Travis R. Scheadler, Bernadette "Bernie" Compton, and Aidan Kraus
4. Grooming and Sport
Stiliani "Ani" Chroni and Anna Kavoura
5. Sexual Misconduct and Epistemic Injustices in Sport
Lindsey A. Miossi and Lars Dzikus
6. I Was His Litmus Test: Being Groomed as a Child Athlete
7. Persist: Homophobia in and Survival Through Farm Town High School Sports
Lena A. Bequette
8. 2/7/2016: The Morning I Was Raped
9. "You’re Not A Good Cultural Fit Here:" Being A Woman in Sports
10. Experiencing Same-Gender and Trans Violence in Sport
Jordan Forrest Miller
11. I Couldn’t Stay Quiet
12. Experiencing Sexual Misconduct as a Student-Manager In Intercollegiate Athletics
Emily J. Tyler
13. Athletic Programmatic Prevention: No More, Not Here, Not Within These Walls
Tess M. Kilwein, Matt J. Gray, and Taylor Stuemky
14. Title IX and Sexual Harassment in Athletics
James H Bemiller
15. Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence
16. The "Sex Talk" Is a Continual Conversation
Tanya Prewitt-White, Lauren Spirov, and Sarah Malone
17. Moving Forward: No More Sweeping Sexual Misconduct Under the Rug
Tanya Prewitt-White, PhD is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and trained Survivor Advocate as well as the owner of Dr. Tanya Raquel, LLC. Dr. Prewitt-White is a consultant to athletic departments and organizations as well as an author and social justice activist in sport and society who currently serves as the Association of Applied Sport Psychology's (AASP's) Advocacy Committee Chair.
Leslee A. Fisher, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior Graduate Program at the University of Tennessee, USA. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and has over 117 publications, many related to social justice and cultural sport psychology.
"Tanya Prewitt-White and Leslee A. Fisher have taken on the ambitious task of illuminating the systemic problem of sexual misconduct in sport contexts, with critical examination of the behaviors of coaches, administrators, athletes, and community members which perpetuate the problem, deter justice for the perpetrators, and hinder healing for survivors. Importantly, the personal accounts of survivors inform and remind readers of the suffering endured and strength realized, evoking both compassion and a call to action to change the problem of sexual misconduct in sports."
Dr. Kendahl M. Shortway, Assistant Professor, Kean University, USA