Youth Sports Organizations Facing New Federal Requirements to Prevent Sexual Abuse

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Philadelphia Insurance Companies offers access to a summary and webinar featuring expert explanation of new federal law.

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It is imperative that each youth sport organization understand what is required for its program, and how to comply

High-profile sexual abuse cases involving coaches, doctors, and others in amateur and collegiate sports have prompted the passing of a new federal law aiming to prevent sexual abuse in youth sports. The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act signed by President Trump on February 14, 2018, includes requirements for prevention training, prevention policies, and mandatory reporting.

As a leading insurer of amateur sports and non-profit organizations, Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) has partnered with Abuse Prevention Systems to provide expert guidance to help youth sport organizations understand and comply with new federal regulations. A summary of the requirements in the new law is available on PHLY’s website.

PHLY is also hosting a live webinar featuring child sexual abuse experts Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris, addressing specific requirements under the new law, who is impacted, and how to comply.

Webinar: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: New Federal Requirements Facing Youth Sports
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Presenters: Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris | Co-Founders and Directors of Abuse Prevention Systems (APS) and MinistrySafe
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“The new legislation unmistakably creates a new ‘standard of care’ in youth sports; some organizations will be impacted directly, others indirectly,” shared Gregory Love, Esq., partner with the Law Firm of Love and Norris. “It is imperative that each youth sport organization understand what is required for its program, and how to comply.”

In addition to clarifying the new federal requirements, the webinar will examine an effective child safety system helping organizations meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse in youth sport contexts.

About Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Philadelphia Insurance Companies designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. The Company is rated “A++” (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and “AA-” for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s. In business for over 50 years, PHLY is nationally recognized as a member of Ward's Top 50, one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance, and one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The organization has more than 50 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service. For more information, please visit

About Love and Norris
Love & Norris, Attorneys at Law
Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have a nationwide sexual abuse litigation practice representing victims of sexual abuse throughout the country. In addition, Love and Norris provide consulting services to secular and ministry organizations that provide services to children. Consulting services often include safety effort evaluations, assessments and audits. Representative clients include the United States Olympic Committee, US Center for SafeSport, Awana International, Bright Horizons Daycare, Gladney Center for Adoption, and many schools, camps, non-profits and ministries.

Abuse Prevention Systems and MinistrySafe
In addition to an active law practice, Love and Norris are co-founders and Directors of Abuse Prevention Systems and MinistrySafe, entities dedicated to sexual abuse awareness and prevention. Abuse Prevention Systems and MinistrySafe provide Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (live and online) and assist child-serving organizations in the design and implementation of safety systems that reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. Love and Norris are frequent speakers before youth sport organizations and associations, educational entities, adoption and foster care organizations, youth camps and other non-profits. They have addressed national and regional audiences for organizations such as USA Volleyball, US Rowing, US Youth Soccer (USYS), NorCal State Soccer Association, Tennessee State Soccer Association, Major League Lacrosse, the Risk Management Society (RIMS), Principles of Large Schools (POLS), National Council for Adoption (NCFA), American Camp Association (ACA), and the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA).

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