Neighborhood Ninjas is a nonprofit organization and community outreach program. Their mission is to “increase access to ninja warrior training for low income and underrepresented groups while fostering community and connection.” Neighborhood ninjas partners with ninja training facilities nationwide to spread community, connection, and compassion, one kid at a time.
In this episode, Cara talks with Alex Katz and Whitney Miller about their mentorship program, their partners in prevention, and more.
For more information, visit NeighborhoodNinjas.org
Cara Poalillo and Whitney Miller are back for part 2 in discussing sexual abuse and how to make make gyms safer. Whitney was a From Darkness to Light counselor and has taught on consent and abuse. Today we talk about everything from coach training and screening, state mandated reporting, spotting consent, and running large events. We discuss several resources that gyms can use in improving their safety plans.
https://www.d2l.org/ From Darkness to Light resources
Today’s episode Whitney Miller and Cara Poalillo discuss sexual abuse, recognizing the warning signs, and discussing what makes a person “safe” or “unsafe”.
This content may be a trigger for some people who have been victim to abuse. The purpose of this episode is to help open up the lines of communication about sexual abuse in the light of recent events in the Ninja Warrior community and the devastating news that has come out about Drew Dreschel. Our guest today, Whitney Miller, has worked as a social worker at a Child Advocacy Center where she was an intake coordinator and provided crisis counseling. Whitney has also taught workshops in community prevention, and she shares some of that prevention and awareness wisdom with us today.