60 Minutes investigates USA Gymnastics sex abuse

News magazine program “60 Minutes” put the spotlight on IndyStar’s investigative reporting on sex abuse within USA Gymnastics.

Several former gymnasts came forward to tell their stories of alleged sex abuse committed by former team doctor Larry Nassar. If you missed the program, you can watch online here (in the USA). …

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Click PLAY or watch USAG Board Chair Paul Parilla’s response on Twitter.

related – read FloGymnastics’ Editorial: Why Does Abuse Continue To Plague USA Gymnastics?

USAG should have done more sooner, that’s clear.

What will USA Gymnastics do next? That’s not at all clear.

Changes may be imposed on all Olympic sports in the USA — Senator seeks tougher law after USA Gymnastics’ handling of sex abuse cases

on troubled teens

Ages 13 to 14

Parents should brace themselves for what is often a wildly emotional passage. Young teens become sensitive to peers’ opinions and react strongly to them. Yet the social skills they need to figure out what their peers really think won’t be fully mature for years, making this a confusing and potentially miserable time.

At about this time, teens’ response to stress goes haywire, sparking more door-slamming and tears. …

Wall Street Journal – What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

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Family support is a stress buffer. The routine of sport training can be an anchor. The Gym a refuge.

Iceland has Europe’s cleanest living teens

A few factors emerged as strongly protective: participation in organised activities – especially sport – three or four times a week, total time spent with parents during the week, feeling cared about at school, and not being outdoors in the late evenings. …

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.

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