In a letter to the editor published Sunday in the Boston Globe, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella responded to the tragic story of a hockey pro's death, and the alleged abuse that led up to it. Gina urges institutions like schools and sporting leagues to develop clear written policy regarding appropriate behavior and training for parents and facilitators to recognize and respond to the warning signs of abuse.
Excerpt: "Although [the accused] behaved like a typical sexual offender—hosting boys overnight at his residence, paying special attention to boys of single parents—it appears that no one questioned his behavior."
Read the full piece, "As hockey pro's case suggests, we're still failing to protect youth from abuse" on the Boston Globe website. Content note: original article depicts childhood sexual abuse and substance abuse.