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 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: What Schools Must Do to Prevent and Stop Bullying
Length: 2 hours
Description: Dr. Beane is the author of Bullying Prevention for Schools: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing a Successful Anti-bullying Program, published by Jossey-Bass. He will discuss the bullying prevention misdirections of schools and the mistakes made by school personnel that have lead to numerous lawsuits, suicides, and school shootings. He will share insight gained from serving as an expert consultant in four criminal cases and eight lawsuits involving bullying. While he discusses nineteen steps to systematically preventing and stopping bullying, he will reveal the best prevention and intervention practices included in effective anti-bullying programs.
Presentation: A Sampling of Practical Strategies for Preventing and Stopping Bullying
Length: 3 hours (time spent on topics is adjustable)
Description: This seminar assumes that the attendees already understand the nature of bullying and why it must be stopped. Dr. Beane will provide an in-depth examination of strategies for preventing and stopping bullying. He will discuss strategies designed to create environments where everyone feels a sense of belonging and acceptance, strategies to help children who are bullied, and strategies for changing children who bully. He will also discuss a sampling of administrative strategies schools are using to prevent and stop bullying.
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.
Presentation: Why Some Victims of Bullying are Self-Harming, Retaliating, and/or Committing Suicide
Length: 2-3 hours (time spent on topic may be adjusted)
Description: 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 a 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 teachers to understand this path and to be able to identify where victims are on the path.