The awareness campaign «Start to Talk», against child sexual abuse in sports, promoted by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ) throughout the week, arrives in the Algarve tomorrow, Friday, 20.
The action, certified with 0.4 credits for coaches, exercise technicians and technical directors in the Algarve, is scheduled for 18:00 hours, in online format.
After the opening session, the campaign and the National Observatory on Violence Against Athletes will be presented. There follows a debate, with the participation of Luís Conceição (coach of the national women's futsal team and councilor of the Chamber of Alcoutim), António Rosado (full professor at the University of Lisbon at the Faculty of Human Motricity and president of the Portuguese Society of Psychology of the Sports) and Orieta Oliveira (cyclist in the women's team 5 Quinas / Municipality of Albufeira / CDASJ).
The closing session will be in charge of João Carvalho, associate professor at the University of Algarve with experience in high sports performance, and Carlos Pereira, member of the IPDJ's board of directors.
To participate, you must register here by the end of today, Thursday, 19, and the link to access the action will be sent later.
“Start to Talk” is about adults who, by breaking the silence, give children a voice. The campaign is an appeal by the Council of Europe for public authorities and the sports movement, in particular, to put an end to child sexual abuse ”, stresses IPDJ, which organizes the campaign at national level, in partnership with the National Promotion Commission of the Rights and Protection of Children and Youth and the Portuguese Confederation of Coach Associations.