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 police officers 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 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 – The Role of Community and State Law Enforcement Officers
Length: 3 to 6 hours (time spent on topics can be adjusted)
Description: This interactive workshop addresses the nature of bullying, the rationale for preventing and stopping it, strategies for investigating rumors, and on-the-spot responding to bullying. The following questions are addressed: