Presentation: Why Some Victims of Bullying are Self-Harming, Retaliating, and/or Committing Suicide
Length: 1 – 1½ hours (time spent on topic may be adjusted)
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 school administrators to understand this path and to be able to identify where victims are on the path.
Presentation: Bullying – Stopping the Pain and Violence
Length: 1 – 1 ½ hours
Description: This powerful, motivational multi-media presentation addresses the nature of bullying and the rationale for preventing and stopping it. The following questions are addressed:
Workshop: Bullying – Its Nature and How to Prevent It
Length: 3 to 6 hours (time spent on topics is adjustable)
Description: This interactive workshop addresses the nature of bullying, the rationale for preventing and stopping it, and a sampling of practical and research-based strategies. Also discussed are the steps to take to implement a successful anti-bullying program. The following questions are addressed:
Presentation: How to Conduct On-the-Spot Responding to Bullying
Length: 1 ½ - 2 hours
Description: This presentation answers the question, “What should you do when you hear about bullying or see bullying?” It provides attendees with the knowledge to investigate rumors of bullying and to respond to bullying when they see it. The presentation also includes a sampling of strategies for empowering bystanders.
Workshop: Becoming Skillful in On-the-Spot Responding to Bullying
Length: 3-6 hours (time is adjusted for time to practice)
Description: This workshop answers the question, “What should you do when you hear about bullying or see bullying?” Workshop participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to investigate rumors of bullying and to respond to bullying when they see it. The workshop also includes strategies for empowering bystanders. Participants are given an opportunity to apply the information through role-playing, simulations, and problem-solving activities.
Presentation: Bullying – Administrative Strategies
Length: 1 – 2 hours
Description: This presentation assumes that the participants already understand the nature of bullying and why it must be prevented and stopped. A variety of system-wide and school-based administrative strategies are discussed.
Presentation: The Research-based Bully Free® Program
Length: 1 – 2 hours
Description: An overview of the Bully Free® Program is presented. Included is a discussion of the program’s philosophy, goals, components, elements and materials. Research regarding the effectiveness of the program is also presented.