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:
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.
Presentation: Training to make the student presentation--Be Free of Bullying!
Length: 2 hours
Description: This session trains counselors and psychologists 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 counselors and psychologists 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. The trained counselors and psychologists 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 Bully Free® 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.
Presentation: Why Some Victims of Bullying are Self-Harming, Retaliating, and/or Committing Suicide
Length: 1 - 2 hours (2 hours is preferred)
Description: This insightful and emotionally charged presentation addresses the psychological and cognitive path some victims of bullying have taken from hurt, anger, hate, rage to self-harm, revenge and/or suicide. Almost all school shootings in recent years have involved victims who retaliated. This presentation is based on Dr. Beane’s son’s journey and a study of other young people who have experienced the destructive path that threatens the well-being of students and creates unsafe schools. Dr. Beane’s illustrations (using an apple, styrofoam plate, skewer, etc.) and true heart-breaking stories are unforgettable.
Dr. Beane has served as an expert witness for the 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 counselors and psychologists to understand this path and to be able to identify where victims are on the path.
Presentation: How to Respond to Bullying Seen and Heard (On-the-Spot Responding)
Length: 2 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.
Workshop: Developing Anti-bullying Individual Intervention Plans for Bullied Students and Students Who Bully
Length: 5 hours (length can be adjusted)
Description: This interactive presentation provides counselors and psychologists with the knowledge and skills to respond to and implement individual intervention plans for students who bully and children who mistreat others. and bullies. There will be a discussion of the psychological and cognitive path taken by bullied students. Participants learn how to help victimized students cope with their hurt and respond to bullying. The workshop also focuses on strategies for helping bullies change their behavior. The participants will be given an intervention questionnaire developed by Dr. Beane to facilitate the development of intervention plans for bullied students and children who bully.