#MeToo blew the lid off the traditional silencing of victims.
#MeToo began with one voice in the film industry and it has grown to be a widespread international movement of sexual harassment and abuse survivors speaking up and holding the perpetrators accountable.
Then there was USA Gymnastics. Starting with the lone voice of a gymnast, who was castigated and bullied for speaking up, the USA Gymnastics scandal has now led to 157 impact statements made in an open US courtroom in order to detail Dr. Larry Nassar's abuse and the harm it did. This is a legal and cultural precedent setting case.
Now, High-School students in the US will march on April 20th to protest American gun-laws that allow for far too many school shootings and dead victims. The latest one in Florida killed 17. This is a new generation pushing back against a status quo that allows for rampant abuse, little to no accountability, reporting processes that re-victimize, and ultimately culminating in guns readily available to mentally-ill and traumatized individuals.
The insurer for the Catholic Church is refusing to pay out 10 million dollars worth of claims because the religious leaders were informed about the abuse and did not stop it.
Times are changing. It's no longer business as usual.
For administrators, being proactive in this era of accountability is crucial to protect their people, to protect themselves, and to protect their organizations.
- How To Navigate This Course
- R8 4 Intro 1
- R8 4 Intro 2
- R8 4 introduction
- Sexual Harassment Intro Quiz
- Module One: Harvey Weinstein
- R8 4 Module 1.1
- R8 4 Module 1.2
- R8 4 Module 1.3
- R8 4 Module 1
- Module 1: Harvey Weinstein Case Study
- Module Two: Workshop on Sexual Harassment
- R8 4 Module 2.1
- R8 4 Module 2.2
- R8 4 Module 2 Workshop
- Module Three: Time to Re-Educate
- R8 4 Module 3.1
- R8 4 Module 3.2
- R8 4 Module 3.3
- R8 4 Module 3
- Module 3 Quiz
- Module Four: Scapegoat or Rehabilitate?
- R8 4 Module 4.1
- R8 4 Module 4.2
- R8 4 Module 4.3
- R8 4 Module 4
- Scapegoat or Rehabilitate
- Module Five: Workshop on Implementing the R8 System
- R8 4 Workshop
- R8 4 Module 5 Workshop
Dr. Jennifer Fraser is an award-winning educator and best-selling author on Amazon. Featured in the Huffington Post, National Workplace Bullying Coalition; Toronto Star, Changing The Game Project; National Alliance for Youth Sports; and Edutopia along with many other media outlets and foundations, Jennifer advocates for the rights of students and individuals to learn in an abuse-free environment.
Since the publication of her third book, Teaching Bullies: Zero Tolerance on the Court or in the Classroom, Jennifer has been writing articles, and giving interviews and presentations across North America on the subject of abuse and bullying's impact on brains.
With a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto, Jennifer's development of the R8 System is in response to the devastation of bullying and abuse to organizations. She draws on psychology and neuroscience to stress how harmful and scarring bullying and abuse are to brains.
Jennifer works with the brilliant StopIt! reporting system which she believes is the best way to keep students, student athletes, and employees safe, as well as organizational leaders informed. She has a forthcoming book entitled The Bullied Brain: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Brain Scars and How To Heal Them.