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Athlete abuse hurts everyone: vicarious and secondary traumatic stress in sport

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  • Contributors YAT-W developed the idea and composed the initial draft. MA and ANG contributed to further content development. All authors contributed to further idea progression, writing, and final approval of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Terminology varies. For ease, we use the word ‘abuse’ to summarise all forms of interpersonal violence (or ‘non-accidental violence’) in sport, including neglect, as well as psychological, physical and sexual harassment and abuse. This decision was made by expert panel consensus, and with reference to three sources: Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse Adopted by the Interagency Working Group in Luxembourg,9 Mercy JA et al,10 Mountjoy M et al.11

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