Women’s Hockey News

Student-athletes creating Sexual Violence Awareness, Prevention Program

A pair of StFX student-athletes is providing a championship performance – off the ice – when it comes to the prevention of sexual violence in sports.

Patti-Anne Tracey and Amy Graham, veteran stalwarts with the defending Atlantic University Sport (AUS) champion X-Women hockey team, have created a training package that they hope will become a mainstay with sport programs across Canada.

“It is a work-in-progress, but we are really excited about where we are headed,” Graham said in a recent interview from her home in Nepean, Ont.

As part of their initiative, the research team has launched TEAM in SVP (Together Everyone Achieves More in Sexual Violence Prevention) – https://x2017tet.wixsite.com/teaminsvp – which is designed for coaches, athletic directors, educators, sport administrators, mentors and leaders.

As described on the website, the program aims to educate coaches and their local sport associations on sexual education and prevention. Its ‘Teach the Coach’ model helps coaches “prepare their teams for success, both on and off the field.”

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