Presentation: Protect Your Child from Bullying
Length: 1½ – 2 hours (2 hours preferred)
Description: This presentation briefly addresses the nature of bullying, the rationale for preventing and stopping it, giving children a good start at home. There is an indepth discussion of the steps parents can take to help their child who is bullied, to help their child who bullies, and how to empower their child as a bystander. The following major questions are addressed:
Dr. Beane is the author of the award winning book for parents, Protect Your Child from Bullying. Visit www.bullyfree.com.
Presentation: Why Some Victims of Bullying are Self-Harming, Retaliating, and/or Committing Suicide
Length: 2 hours (time spent on topic may be adjusted)
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 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 parents 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.