Source: CBS 4 Denver News Posted April 16, 2015 DENVER (CBS4)– State lawmakers are once again debating a bill to require background checks for volunteers with youth sports organizations. Read the full article.
Source: Q Radio Show-CBC Radio March 19, 2015 Hear Michelle discussing the prevalence of child abuse in youth competitive sports and how our culture’s increased pressure on young athletes makes them more vulnerable. Listen to the interview here. (Season 2015, Episode 300204988)
Source: 850 KOA Radio, Denver, CO March 2015 Hear Michelle Peterson talk to KOA Radio about the bill in the Colorado legislature would require youth sports organizations to run background checks on their coaches and volunteers. Read more and hear the interview.
Source: Longmont Times Call Local News January 10, 2015 By John Fryar Bill proposes background check for youth sports organizations’ employees, volunteers Michelle Peterson, a Hygiene child- abuse prevention consultant who worked in 2013 to gain passage of an abuse-reporting law to protect kids in club sports… Read the full article.
Michelle Peterson was interviewed for this article and speaks about how competitive youth-sports cultures in the United States, combined with lack of oversight and outright cover-ups, have created a dangerous environment for young athletes. unprotected By: Rachel Sturtz, Outside Magazine November, 2014
Michelle Peterson testifies as an expert witness in a Washington State Civil Lawsuit
USA Hockey is introducing its Abuse Prevention Program SafeSport this year and Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is taking huge steps to make sure all Colorado hockey clubs are on board. Read more about Michelle’s efforts with the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association and Colorado Avalanche Cares.
SportsSignup provides secure online applications for registration and fee payment processing; coach and volunteer background checks; tournament (team) registration; broadcast communication with text messaging; and database-driven member management systems for regional, state, or national organizations. They are also committed to keeping youth athletes safe from abuse of any kind and offers KidSafePlus® coach and volunteer background Read more about Michelle Peterson Interviewed by SportsSignup[…]
On March 22, 2013, Colorado Bill SB 13-012, sponsored by Michelle Peterson, Senator Rollie Heath and Representative Jonathan Singer became law. On March 22, 2013, SB 13-012 which was sponsored and developed by Michelle Peterson, Senator Rollie Heath and Representative Jonathan Singer became law. Governor Hickenlooper signed the law which requires Coaches of Private Youth Sports Organizations to Read more about Michelle Peterson Plays Major Role in New Colorado Law[…]
Read the complete article: Hygiene mom and forensic interviewer was force behind new mandatory reporting law Longmont TimesCall 4/06/2013