Training to make the student presentation--Help Your School Be Bully Free®
Length: 1 ½ hours (more time can be added to allow attendees to practice presentation)
Description: This session trains After-School Program Personnel to make a passionate one hour student multi-media presentation. 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. Also included are 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 the After-School Program Personnel and school personnel make their school Bully Free®.
The After-School Program Personnel 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 After-School Program Personnel 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 pass word for accessing this information on the web.
Presentation: Bullying – Stopping the Pain and Violence
Length: 1 – 1 ½ hours
Description: This powerful and 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:
Workshop: Empowering Bystanders
Length: 3 to 6 hours (time spent developing lesson plans is adjustable)
Description: This interactive and hands-on workshop provides school personnel with the knowledge and skills to empower bystanders.
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: 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.
He 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 After-School Personnel to understand this path and to be able to identify where victims are on the path.