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Adult Driven Abusive Behaviors Must be Eradicated: Blame Students No More
By Rick Jetter, Ph.D.on November 28, 2016
Shifting gears from conceiving bullying as a child issue (that we must eradicate), Dr. Fraser presents a twist that is both thoughtful and poignant: Bullying stems from adults. It is modeled by adults. It is picked up by children. It is a learned behavior. This book sent a chill up my spine and placed a new call to action within my bones for anti-bullying reform and advocacy ...
Dr. Fraser presents a series of case studies considering ...
By Steven R. Shaw., PhD on August 28, 2015
Dr. Fraser presents a series of case studies considering bullying by teachers, coaches, and peers. Creating a childhood free from authority figures who are intimidating, creating trauma, and discouraging is her primary goal. She presents a compelling and readable account of exactly the type of trauma created by harsh teaching and abusive coaching tactics. I hope that her message is accepted by all ...
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!
An important read on the dangers of bullying at the hands of trusted coaches and teachers, and a powerful call to action to name (and stop) it. For parents and educators alike, this book exposes a prolific culture of bullying under the guise of "old school coaching," dives into the prevalence and background of a topic we wish didn't exist, reminds us to pay closer attention to the emotional health of our children, and inspires us to act.
Teaching Bullies is as much a textbook look at the corruption that hides in our school systems and the lagging laws to protect students, as it is a deeply personal insight into a family's plight. The prose is both technical and painfully emotional.
We all want to believe that we are sending out kids to a safe place in our schools. Sometimes evil hides in the most inconspicuous places. Every parent needs to read this book!
Teaching Bullies tells the story of fourteen students who came forward with detailed testimonies of what they were experiencing at the hands of their teachers on the basketball court. How they were treated by school administrators, lawyers and educational authorities is cause for concern and reveals that the last bastion of accepted abuse may well be sports.
“Fraser’s focus on coaches and teachers is a new and important contribution to the field.”
- Barbara Coloroso
Internationally renowned anti-bullying advocate, author and expert
"impt contribution 2 understanding roles coaches/AD's et al have 2 protect self-image of our youth."
- Joe Ehrmann
Former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman, subject of Pulitzer prize-winning biography, coach and author, referred to as “the most important coach in America.”
Dr. Fraser presents a series of case studies considering bullying by teachers, coaches, and peers. Creating a childhood free from authority figures who are intimidating, creating trauma, and discouraging is her primary goal. She presents a compelling and readable account of exactly the type of trauma created by harsh teaching and abusive coaching tactics. I hope that her message is accepted by all--to be an academic or athletic success high standards are required, but abuse is not necessary and is counter productive in both the short and long term. Supportive coaches are winning coaches. Supportive teachers are successful teachers. The culture of teaching and coaching needs to change and Dr. Fraser has created a compelling case for change.
An important read for coaches, teachers, school administrators, government education regulators and sports psychologists. Anyone associated with sport can appreciate the positive life lessons in hard work and constructive minded coaching. However what happens when lines are crossed, and coaching masked as tough-minded is destructive, abusive? Dr. Fraser explores real life implications of lines crossed and institutional short-comings in addressing such problems. High profile NCAA cases have maybe elevated this conversation some but Dr. Fraser goes further, providing sad real example of how even much younger athletes still endure bad and harmful coaching experiences in high school or club sport levels. Systemically we must do more to protect kids.
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