The United States Gymnastics Club Owners Association pleads with our elected officials to hear our cries for help as we not only see our own economic plight, but we also dread the possibility of us not being able to survive and continue to do what we do for the communities we serve. …
We would like to suggest an immediate, nationwide 2-month freeze of mortgages and/or rent for our businesses, as well as for all homeowners and renters affected by these closures. …
It All Starts With a Vision INVEST Time in Communicating Your Culture Leadership Should be Demonstrated at All Levels It’s Your Ship Be Accountable Develop ‘Buy In’ Be a Role Model Encourage Diversity Remove Toxicity Avoid the 3 C’s
… Complaining, Comparing and Criticizing
Darkness to Light has a great educational resource called “The 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children”;
Step 1: Learn The Facts: Realities, Not Trust, Should Influence Your Decisions Regarding Children
Step 2: Minimize Opportunity: If you eliminate or reduce isolated, one-on-one situations between children and adults, and children and other youth, you’ll dramatically reduce the risk of sexual abuse.
Step 3: Talk About It: Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down by (parents) talking openly about our bodies, sex, and boundaries.
Step 4: Recognize The Signs: Don’t expect obvious signs when a child is being sexually abused. Signs are often there, but you have to know what to look for.
Step 5: React Responsibly: DISCLOSURE of sexual abuse means a child has chosen you as the person he or she trusts enough to tell. It is the moment when children learn whether others can be trusted to stand up for them.