Jennifer Bauwens

Director of the Center for Family Studies

Dr. Jennifer Bauwens serves as Director of the Center for Family Studies at Family Research Council. In her role, she researches and advocates for policies that will best serve the health and well-being of families and communities.

Jennifer has a Ph.D. from New York University, where she was bestowed the Robert Moore Memorial Award and granted valedictorian for her dissertation on Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Bauwens has worked extensively as a clinician providing trauma-focused treatment to children in foster-care and behavioral health settings and to adults who’ve experienced interpersonal traumas, such as sexual abuse and assault. She created programs to mitigate the effects of traumatic events for survivors of domestic violence and abuse, and she’s trained on violence prevention for youth and adults in both national and international contexts.

Her scholarship has focused on the effects of psychological trauma, including man-made and natural disasters. She’s worked on projects to investigate the long-term psychological sequalae of witnesses and survivors from September 11, 2001, and other acts of community violence. Additionally, Jennifer has taught on psychological trauma and research methods in several graduate programs, including Rutgers University and Princeton Seminary. She has also served as an editorial consultant for, and published in, peer-reviewed journals focused on clinical practice and traumatic stress.

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Recent Activity

The Groomer Controversy: What's Actually Going on?

Vicky Hartzler, Michael Cloud, Lauren Boebert, Jennifer Bauwens

Diagnosing Gender Dysphoria in Children: An Explainer

Marsha Blackburn, Mat Staver, Jennifer Bauwens, Owen Strachan

Protecting Children in a Post-Trans Ideological World

Chuck Grassley, Vicky Hartzler, Arielle Del Turco, Jennifer Bauwens, Meg Kilgannon

Mike Johnson, Ken Cuccinelli, Betsy DeVos, Jennifer Bauwens

We Must Acknowledge the Damage Inflicted by Transgender Ideology

Transgenderism Has a Science Problem

Transgenderism Has a Science Problem

Glenn Grotham, Gordon Chang, Mary Szoch, Brenton Netz

Bringing Awareness to the Experiences of Detransitioners

Rebecca Downs, Warren Davidson, Jennifer Bauwens, Claire Dooley, Meg Kilgannon, David Closson

Women Facing Violence in Prison Deserve Better

The Public Is Being Primed To Feel Groovy About Psychedelic Drugs

The Trend Toward Normalizing Pedophilia Must Be Halted

Sean Timmons, Mary Szoch, Jennifer Bauwens, Melanie Conway

Pat Fallon, Ralph Norman, Jennifer Bauwens, David Closson

Australian Psychiatric Group Takes Important Step Towards Keeping Children Safe

Follow the Science: Does Anyone Know Where We Are Going? (Part 1 of 2)

Remembering 9/11: One New Yorker's Testimony About the Power of Prayer

Finland Looks Reasonable on Gender Transition for Minors

Suicide Risk and Gender Transition: The Facts

Protecting the Vulnerable: A Call to Uphold Ethical Standards in Treating Gender Confusion

Jennifer Bauwens, Director of the Center for Family Studies

Do Not Sterilize Children: Why Physiological Gender Transition Procedures for Minors Should Be Prohibited