Training & Services

Presentation:   Overview of Bullying

Length: 2-3 hours (time spent on topics is adjustable)

Description: This powerful, motivational multi-media presentation addresses the nature of bullying and what research tells us about it. Some of the major questions are addressed are:


  • What is the definition of bullying and cyber bullying?
  • What are some of the current issues surrounding the definition?
  • What does bullying look like, including cyber bullying?
  • How often does it occur?
  • Where does it occur?
  • When does it occur?
  • What are the high-risk areas?
  • What are the characteristics of the high-risk areas?
  • Why don't students report it?
  • How is it different with males and females?
  • What are the typical characteristics of victims – warning signs?
  • What are the typical characteristics of bullies – warning signs?
  • What has to happen in schools for it to be prevented and stopped?


Presentation:   Why Bullying Must Be Prevented and Stopped
Length: 1 hour and 30 mins. 
Description: In this highly informative and emotionally-charged media-enriched presentation, Dr. Beane discusses the rationale for preventing and stopping bullying.  Dr. Beane discusses how bullying is robbing children of their childhood, causing fear, overwhelming anxiety, anger, hate, rage, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress.  He shows how it is connected to discipline problems, gangs, cults, hate groups, use of drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancies, suicides, self-harm (cutting), school and bus shootings, poor academic performance, school phobia, poor school attendance, and much more.

Training Goals:

  • To discuss how destructive bullying is to the well-being of students.
  • To discuss how bullying creates unsafe buses and schools.


Presentation:  What After-School Programs Must Do to Prevent and Stop Bullying

Length: 2 hours

Description:  Dr. Beane is the author of Bullying Prevention for Schools: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing a Successful Anti-bullying Program, published by Jossey-Bass.  He will discuss the bullying prevention misdirections of after-school programs and the mistakes made by personnel that have lead to numerous lawsuits, suicides, and shootings. He will share insight gained from serving as an expert consultant in four criminal cases and eight lawsuits involving bullying. While he discusses nineteen steps to systematically preventing and stopping bullying, he will reveal the best prevention and intervention practices included in effective anti-bullying programs.


Presentation:  A Sampling of Practical Strategies for Preventing and Stopping Bullying in After-School Programs

Length: 3 hours (time spent on topics is adjustable)
Description: This seminar assumes that the attendees already understand the nature of bullying and why it must be stopped. Dr. Beane will provide an in-depth examination of strategies for preventing and stopping bullying. He will discuss strategies designed to create environments where everyone feels a sense of belonging and acceptance, strategies to help children who are bullied, and strategies for changing children who bully.  He will also discuss a sampling of administrative strategies schools are using to prevent and stop bullying.


Presentation:   How to Respond to Bullying Seen and Heard (On-the-Spot Responding)
Length: hours
Description: To set the stage for this seminar, attendees will watch a video of a staged hostage situation that could have been prevented if the adults had promptly responded to the bullying. Then, Dr. Beane will discuss an eight step process for immediately responding to bullying seen and heard.  As the process is described, attendees will observe video clips of an adult applying each step.  Dr. Beane will also discuss how to immediately develop an effective safety plan for bullied children and how bullied students can help themselves when adults are not around.  


Presentation: Why Some Victims of Bullying are Self-Harming, Retaliating, and/or Committing Suicide

Length: 2-3 hours (time spent on topic may be adjusted)
Description: This insightful, emotionally charged, and multi-media presentation briefly reviews the nature of bullying and includes an in-depth examination of the psychological and cognitive path some victims of bullying have taken from hurt, anger, hate, rage to self-harm, revenge and/or suicide.  It is important to understand this path and to be able to identify where bullied individuals are on the path.  This presentation is based on Dr. Beane’s son’s journey and a study of other young people who have experienced this destructive path that threatened their well-being and that created unsafe schools. Dr. Beane’s illustrations and true heart-breaking stories are unforgettable.


Dr. Beane has served as an expert witness for a defense attorney in a criminal case involving retaliation – explaining to the jury why a high school student took the path from hurt to revenge. It is important for teachers to understand this path and to be able to identify where victims are on the path.


Presentation:  Training to make the student presentation - Help Your School Stop Bullying!

Length: 2 hours
Description:  This session trains attendees to make a passionate one hour student multi-media presentation to students K-5 and a presentation for students grades 6-12. Reports indicate that some students have an instant change of heart and bullying is reduced immediately after hearing this presentation. The presentation is designed to empower bystanders, to give victims hope, and to promote the Golden Rule – treat others the way you want to be treated. It includes movie clips and a variety of objects (soda can, milk, banana, lemon, paper, skewers, styrofoam plate, toothbrush, toothpaste, onion, apple, etc.) that paint unforgettable pictures in the minds of students. The presentation for older students (Grades 6-12) includes heart-breaking stories (including Dr. Beane’s son’s story) to help students remember important concepts and to see the pain caused by bullying. The presentation discusses the need for students to “Guard their Tongues” and to “Guard their Hearts.” This is a powerful presentation that Dr. Beane makes to thousands of students almost every month. The presentation ends with a challenge to students to treat others the way they want to be treated and to help DARE officers, school resource officers, counselors, psychologists, and other school personnel make their school safer and more peaceful. 


The attendees observe Dr. Beane making the presentation and are provided access, on this website, to the PowerPoint slides, a presentation script, and an audio recording of Dr. Beane’s presentation. Those trained are permitted to make the presentation to students in their school(s) but are not allowed to train others to give the presentation. They also must sign a written agreement to disseminate information about the Bullying Prevention Program to key school personnel, to include a brief version of Dr. Beane’s son’s story in every presentation, not to give the script and slides to other individuals.  They also agree not to tell others the User ID and password for accessing this information on the web.