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Dr. Jennifer Fraser

Dr. Jennifer Fraser is an author, researcher and sought-after international speaker on bullying, abuse and harassment done by adults. With a PhD in Comparative Literature, Fraser brings together different discourses such as neuroscience, literature, journalism and psychology in order to question and improve the way we educate children and young adults.

Dr. Fraser is the host of the End Bully & Stop Abuse In Sports Summit on GoTime. It is free to attend and the online event begins February 5, 2018. Join us for the free online summit by clicking here.

Dr. Fraser’s Bio

Speaker, author, and educator Dr. Jennifer Fraser, PhD, has developed a ground-breaking approach to bullying that she first articulated in her 2015 book Teaching Bullies. Her focus is on coaches and teachers as she asks the question: Is bullying learned behaviour? If so, who’s teaching it? While clear on the need for accountability, Fraser argues for a new way of handling abuse. This revolutionary model sidesteps the blame and shame and instead ushers in an approach that stresses rehabilitation and real change built on a strong foundation of positive psychology and neuroscientific research. Fraser works tirelessly in the field of bullying, harassment and abuse to bring about meaningful change that creates safe, healthy and respectful organizational cultures.

Teaching Bullies tells the story of fourteen high-school students who came forward with detailed testimonies about what they were suffering at the hands of their teachers on the basketball court. How they were treated by school administrators, lawyers and educational authorities is cause for serious concern and reveals that the last bastion of accepted abuse may well be sports.

Testimonials on Amazon

Bullying in Sports is real!! Kudos to Dr. Fraser for raising awareness on this very serious issue. This needs to be required reading for all athletes, parents and coaches at all levels of sports!

– Randy P Nathan

Cutting edge. An important read for any who have experienced abuse at the hands of a school coach or, worse, have seen their child do so!

– John B.

The story of a courageous family confronting teacher/coaching/bullying. This book is concisely written from a personal perspective and is supported by exhaustive research. Teaching Bullies makes for compelling reading.

– Vin Coyne

Timely, thoughtful and extremely well-researched. A very compelling, readable book.

– Heather

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Recent Speaking Engagements

National Principals’ Conference in Philadelphia

Association for Co-Operative Education in BC and the Yukon

Association for Middle Level Education Conference in Philadelphia

National Alliance for Youth Sports Conference in Orlando

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Recently In The Media

Featured in “Teachers’ bullying scarred us, say student athletes ” (TorontoStar link), quoted in the WashingtonPost.com (link), interviewed on SiriusXM FC, interviewed on the Changing the Game Project podcast (link)

Recently Published Books

Teaching Bullies tells the story of fourteen high-school students who came forward with detailed testimonies about what they were suffering at the hands of their teachers on the basketball court. How they were treated by school administrators, lawyers and educational authorities is cause for serious concern and reveals that the last bastion of accepted abuse may well be sports.

Investigative journalist Paige Munroe still has nightmares about her partner’s death in Syria. Seeking a distraction, she secures a safe assignment: writing and photographing a book about a hot new wine region in British Columbia. But when she goes against her better judgement by getting involved with winemaker and smuggler Nicholas Alder, her world is turned upside down as the danger she sought to forget comes rushing back with brute force.

Elaborate preparations are underway for a state visit by young Queen Elizabeth II. But when a brazen art robbery leads to an RCMP officer being shot just days before her arrival, concerns for the Queen’s safety arise. RCMP investigator Kent Riley is brought in to solve the case but every step Riley takes to protect the Queen draws him back into his conflicted past, and into his deadly, childhood friend Flynn Dolan’s grasp. In the end Riley must choose between duty and loyalty, knowing either path will end in betrayal.

In the modern era, children experiencing grief were encouraged to dry their tears and ‘be good soldiers.’ How was this phenomenon interrogated and deconstructed in the period’s literature? Be a Good Soldier initiates conversation on the figure of the child in modernist novels, investigating the demand for emotional suppression as manifested later in cruelty and aggression in adulthood.

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