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

A Key to Unity in American Politics

Mike Lawler, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Travis Weber, Simcha Rothman

Matt Rosendale, Mat Staver, Trevor Carlsen, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Randy Weber, Christina Bennett, Mary Szoch, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Biden's tragic misjudgment: Disabled lives matter

Perinatal Hospice: A Compassionate, Life- Affirming Option

Perinatal Hospice: A Compassionate, Life-Affirming Option

Mike Ezell, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Dr. Rich McCormick, Jody Hice

Josh Brecheen, E.J. Antoni, Doreen Denny, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Dr. Jennifer Bauwens Explores the Root Causes of Gender Confusion

The Tooth Fairy and Gender Dysphoria

Robert Aderholt, Jeff Clark, Jay Bhattacharya, Gary Click, Jennifer Bauwens

Amy Atterberry, Andrew Bailey, Brandon Showalter, and Jennifer Bauwens

Gender Dysphoria Is About Confusion. So Is Its Latest Claim for Disability Status.

Randy Weber, Peter Vlaming, Chris Schandevel, Gary Click, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Gender Dysphoria Is About Confusion. So Is Its Latest Claim for Disability Status

Chip Roy, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Doron Spielman, Mike Braun, Matt Carpenter

Ron Johnson, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Michele Bachmann, Dr. A. J. Nolte

Gordon Chang, Mike Waltz, Mark Alford, Ken Klukowski, Tim Throckmorton, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

The Trans Youth Phenomenon: Critiques & Hard Questions

Scott Perry, Chris Gacek, Dr. Andrew Bostom, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Matt Rosendale, Kyle Seraphin, Edward Graham, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Matt Rosendale, Jonathan Keller, Jared Bridges, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Patrick Trueman

Dr. Jennifer Bauwens unpacks the dangers of gender transition procedures and treatments

Dr. Jennifer Bauwens explains the long-term effects of experimental transgender treatments on minors

Mike Johnson, Chris Mitchell, Mike Lee, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Dr. Jennifer Bauwens discusses the twisted truth behind "gender-affirming care"

Chip Roy, Lindsey Graham, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Travis Weber, Seamus Bruner

The Bipartisan Push to Legitimize Psychedelic Drugs Ignores the Spiritual and Physical Dangers

Washington Thinks PTSD Awareness Month Is a Good Time to Fund a Psychedelic Trip

Progressive Privilege and the Scientific Discourse

Michael Cloud, Andy Biggs, Gary Click, Jennifer Bauwens

Dr. Andy Harris, Gene Mills, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Lucas Miles

Michael Cloud, Chris Smith, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Heidi St. John

Ron Johnson, Chris Smith, Doug LaMalfa, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Ben Johnson, Scott Perry, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Ken Klukowski, Mark Alford

Bob Good, Quena Gonzalez, Dr. Quentin Van Meter, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Byron Donalds, Shane Baker, Eric Schmitt, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Andy Biggs, Morse Tan, Tony Perkins, Travis Weber, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Thomas Massie, Andy Harris, Mark Taylor, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

The Claim That ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Saves Lives Is Falling Apart

Warren Davidson, Frank Wolf, Tom Horne, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Andrew Bailey, Jennifer Bauwens, Lisa McClain, Jim Roguski

Jennifer Bauwens, Quentin Van Meter, KathyGrace Duncan

What’s Really at Stake with the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act?

Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs: How Psychedelics Are Becoming the New Marijuana

Parental Rights Subverted: How Va. Trans Bill Flips Parental Authority on Its Head

Kevin Hern, Dr. Greg Murphy, Patrick Hauf, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Warren Davidson, Aimee Guidera, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

Andrew Clyde, Roger K. Gannam, Jennifer Bauwens, David Closson

Kevin Cramer, Jake Warner, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, Dr. Kenyn Cureton

Lisa McClain, Jennifer Bauwens, Joshua Arnold, Chris Elston, Jonathan Gilliam

Stephen Moore, Mary Beth Waddell, Chuck Donovan, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, David Closson

Scott Perry, Jackie Walorski, Connor Semelsberger, Aaron DiPietro, Dr. Jennifer Bauwens

The Ideology of Relativism is Unraveling

Should We Always ‘Follow the Science’?

Travis Weber, Vicky Hartzler, Will Hild, Lynne Marie Kohm, Jennifer Bauwens

Marjorie Jackson, Chris Smith, Jonathan Isaac, Jennifer Bauwens, David Closson

The Groomer Controversy: What's Actually Going on?

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

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