Monday, January 2, 2012

HEATcast: Sports Fans vs. Sandusky

The biggest sports story in 2011 will be the biggest sports story in 2012, too. The Miami Heat Index discussed the issues fans face dealing with sex offenders in their communities with a mental health counseling student that recently made a presentation on the subject.

Podcast Details
Podcasters: Miami Heat Index and Aziza A.B. Platt
Recorded: December 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM ET
Duration: 29:38
How to Listen: Play the audio embedded below, download the mp3 or subscribe via iTunes

Companion Reading
The podcast discussed the ESPN Magazine article, "Not My Coach, Not My Town, Not Anymore" and covered the topics listed below.
  • Facts & Myths: The truth about what constitutes a sex crime, sanctioned punishments, and popular myths about sex offenders in general.
  • Treatment: Discussing accepted and controversial treatment modalities and their effectiveness. 
  • Advocacy: Working for the sex offender (but not against the victims) to create an external environment that will support the internal changes being attempted through treatment 
  • Legal Requirements: Highlighting the ways counselors are required to interface with the legal system when treating a sex offender.

This podcast was inspired by E.J. Fischer.

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