The full impact of violent encounters is often extreme for victims and can affect them for the rest of their lives. The campus environment combined with the culture of big time college athletics can be seen as a devastating mix, especially since one in five women on campus will experience a sexual assault or an attempted rape.
Athletes are often seen as role models and leaders in their communities. They can have a huge influence towards minimizing violence and improving societal standards.
National Coalition Against Violent Athletes (NCAVA) is dedicated to a concept of sports, as an activity, that promotes positive life skills in athletes so that they develop into respectful, productive role models.
Their mission is eliminate off-the-field violence by athletes, through the implementation of prevention methods that develop positive leadership potential of athletes within their teams and their communities.
Katherine Redmond Brown, founder of the NCAVA joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, October 1st at 7PM EST. Listen to our repeat broadnast on AMFM247 or at anytime on iHeart Radio or iTunes