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The We Care Campaign is an educational parent program designed to help individuals become more aware of the issue of child sexual abuse, and suggest ways one can turn that awareness into action. Dear Parents of USA Gymnastics Athlete Members: Promoting a safe environment for athletes is a top priority for USA Gymnastics. As gymnasts ourselves, we learned first-hand the importance of being on a team and how amazing things can happen when teammates pull together for a common cause. All of us in the gymnastics family – parents, athletes, coaches, administrators, officials – need to work as team to maintain a fun and safe environment for our children to learn gymnastics, one that is free from inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct. USA Gymnastics is a leader within the U.S. Olympic movement in setting and following policies to promote a safe environment. As parents and gymnastics professionals, we are thrilled to announce USA Gymnastics’ newest initiative, the “We Care Campaign,” designed to help educate and provide resources to assist parents with those difficult, but important, conversations with their kids. Through “We Care,” we hope to help educate everyone involved in our sport by providing access to information, including strategies, tools and other materials, at A parallel effort has been developed for coaches and clubs, the “Clubs Care Campaign.” These educational initiatives are just one part of the role USA Gymnastics is playing to promote a safe environment for its athletes. The organization will continue to evaluate, revamp and streamline its policies and procedures in this critical area. Each of us plays an important role in addressing this serious topic. We want gymnastics to be an inspiring activity for youngsters of all ages, whether they have Olympic dreams or not, and we want every club to be a safe and exciting environment for them to set a foundation for their future. Peter Vidmar 1984 Olympic gold medalist Father of five Chairman, USA Gymnastics Amanda Borden 1996 Olympic gold medalist Mother of two Owner, Gold Medal Gymnastics

We Care Campaign brochure

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