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Jessie Klein PhD, MSW, M.Ed

Creating Compassionate Communities To Eliminate Bullying in Schools, Families and Beyond

Speaking: My presentations address causes of bullying and help you eliminate such hurtful behaviors and create more empathy and compassion in your life.  

Creating Compassionate Communities To Eliminate Bullying in Schools Families and Beyond

Photo Courtesy Adelphi University




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In other presentations, I speak about the role of masculinity pressures, gun access, hyper-competition, increased violence among girls, and other forms of violence as they relate to school and workplace shootings.

Some of my past speaking engagements are listed below.

The first section refers to my empathy-building work in schools.

The second section refers largely to my university and community presentations on gender pressures and violence.


Pre K-12; Universities; and other Communities:

Pre-K - HIGH SCHOOL:


Jessie Klein, 2016, Oct 27 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Central Park East 2 third grade (Valerie and Kristal and their students) Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, creating compassionate communities (What’s My Need Here?), New York, NY.

Jessie Klein, 2016, Oct 20 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Central Park East 2 third grade (Valerie and Kristal and their students) Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, creating compassionate communities (Empathy poker), New York, NY.

Jessie Klein, 2016, Oct 17 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Central Park East 2 third grade (Parent group) Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, creating compassionate communities (How to Talk), New York, NY.

Jessie Klein, 2016, Oct 17 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Brooklyn New School (Entire Faculty) Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, creating compassionate communities (Four ways to hear hard-to-hear statements, More Than a Thank You), New York, NY.

Jessie Klein, 2016, Oct 11 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Central Park East 2 third grade (Valerie and Kristal and their students) Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, creating compassionate communities (Four ways to hear hard-to-hear statements), New York, NY.



Jessie Klein, 2016, Sept 19 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Brooklyn New School (Entire paraprofessional staff) Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, creating compassionate communities (Four ways to hear hard-to-hear statements, More Than a Thank You), New York, NY.


2016, May 10 and May 12 "Empathy-building for Schools," Two Fifth Grade Classes, Central Park East 2, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities, Disable the Label; and "Tragic Expressions of Unmet Needs,
"New York, NY.

2016, March 21 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Professional Development, Central Park East 2, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Review: Nonviolent communication ONFR; Fact or Fiction?) New York, NY.


2016, March 13 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Professional Development, New Alternatives for LGBT Youth, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, C
reating Compassionate Communities (Extensive Introduction to Empathy-Building; I Have A Complaint; More Than A Thank You) New York, NY.

2016, March 7 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Professional Development, Central Park East 2, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities team (Review: Nonviolent communication ONFR; How Do I Feel About That) New York, NY.

2016, Feb 22 “Empathy-building for Schools,” Central Park East 2, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Review: Nonviolent communication ONFR; Just Like Me; T-Exercise) New York, NYC

2016: “Empathy-building for School Faculty,” for Harvest Collegiate High School, Introduction by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, creating compassionate communities with Kindness Conversations led by Fretta Reitzes, Director of Children and Family Services, 92Y for Central Park East II, on behalf of Creating Compassionate Communities, New York, NY.


2015 Dec 9: “Empathy-building for School Faculty," Professional Development, Harvest Collegiate High School, Introduction by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities with Kindness Conversations led by Fretta Reitzes, Director of Children and Family Services, 92Y for Central Park East II, on behalf of Creating Compassionate Communities, New York, NY.




2015 Dec 3: “Empathy-building for School Faculty," Professional Development,
Central Park East 2, Introduction by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities with Kindness Conversations led by Fretta Reitzes, Director of Children and Family Services, 92Y for Central Park East II, on behalf of Creating Compassionate Communities, New York, NY.



2015 Dec 1: “Empathy-building for Parents and Caregivers: An Introduction Part II,” Central Park East II, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, C
reating Compassionate Communities (Extensive Introduction; More Than A Thank You) New York, NY.

2015 Nov 24: “Empathy-building for Parents and Caregivers: An Introduction Part I,” Central Park East II, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Extensive Introduction; More Than A Thank You; I Have A Complaint) New York, NY.

 

2015 Nov 18: “Empathy-building for School Faculty," Professional Development, "Gratitude,” Harvest Collegiate High School, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Presentation on Empathy-building as Activism; More Than A Thank You) New York, NY.

2015 Nov 15: “Empathy-building for Early Childhood Educators,” Professional Development, Wonderplay Early Childhood Learning Conference 92Y Focus on Empathy, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Presentation on Empathy-building for Children; More Than A Thank You) New York, NY.

2015 Nov 10: “Empathy-building for School Faculty: An Introduction for Early Childhood Educators,” Central Park East II, Led by Jessie Klein, Director and Founder, Creating Compassionate Communities (Extensive Introduction; More Than A Thank You; I Have A Complaint) New York, NY.

2015 Oct 23: “Empathy-building for School Faculty: An Introduction,” Harvest Collegiate High School, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Presentation on Empathy-building as Activism; More Than A Thank You; Disable The Label; I Have A Complaint) New York, NY.

2015 Oct 21: “Empathy-building for School Faculty: An Introduction,” Central Park East II, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Extensive Introduction; More Than A Thank You; I Have A Complaint) New York, NY.

2015 June 16 & 17: (2 days) “Empathy-building for Student Leaders,” Harvest Collegiate High School, Led by Jessie Klein, Founder and Director, Creating Compassionate Communities (Extensive Introduction; More Than A Thank You; Disable The Label; I Have A Complaint; also introducing Fretta Reitzes and Anthony Torres) New York, NY.




UNIVERSITIES:

2015 February: “School bullying and sexuality,” STAND UP to Bullying, Adelphi University, Student-organized GSA Event by Allie Klein, Garden City, NY.

2014 April 3: “The Bully Society,” Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT (90 minute presentation for 100+ people).

2012 October 16: “The Bully Society,” SUNY/Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (90 minute presentation to Michael Kimmel’s class and members of the Stony Brook community).

2012 November 30: The Bully Society,” Hampshire College/Five College Valley, Amherst, MA (Three presentations to classroom, community at large; and faculty).

2011 December 2: “The Bully Society,” CUNY/John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology Doctoral Program, Colloquium Talk, New York, NY (90 minute presentation to 50 faculty and students). (Excerpts from The Bully Society (2012, Chapter 10, “Creating Kinder Schools and Cyber Spaces.”)

2011 November 17: “Bullying—Information, Education and Interventions,” Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Community Day 2011, New York, NY (30 minute presentation to 100 clinicians). (Excerpts from The Bully Society (2012, Chapter 10, “Creating Kinder Schools and Cyber Spaces.”)

2009 April: Presenter, Feminist theory speaker series, “School status conflicts in a bully economy,” Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. (Excerpt from published article: “Cultural Capital and High School Bullies: How Social Inequality Impacts School Violence,” in Men and Masculinities 2006.)

2008 March 25: “School Shootings magnifies everyday violence in schools including dating violence, gay-bashing, and white supremacy.” Open to full school, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York. (Excerpts from: “An Invisible Problem: Daily Violence against Girls in School,” published in Theoretical Criminology 2006.)

2000, October: “Masculinity Matters: The Role of Gender in High-profile School Violence Cases,” CUNY Graduate Center and Labyrinth Bookstore, New York, NY. S. (Excerpts from Chapter “Masculinity Matters: The Role of Gender in High-Profile School Violence Cases,” published in (2000) Smoke and Mirrors.)

PRESENTATIONS TO OTHER COMMUNITIES:

2013 April: Jessie Klein Featured Speaker for the Laurie Phillips Memorial Lecture The Women’s Therapy Center Institute: Feminist psychoanalysts, activists, and public expected to attend; Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.

2013 March: Jessie Klein Speaker, Treating Teens program: Reading, PA.

2012/2013: Jessie Klein Guest Speaker/Facilitator, Task Force on Personal Violence for Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition: GH Jewett Elementary School, Bucksport, ME

2012 November: Jessie Klein Featured Speaker; and Key Note Speaker respectively, Anti-Defamation League Board Member Fundraiser; and Annual Conference: New York, NY.

2012 November 16: Jessie Klein seminar for 92nd Street YMHA Wonderplay Early Childhood Learning Conference: “Building Community to Prevent Hurtful Behaviors and Attitudes,” New York, NY, www.92y.org/Uptown/Wonderplay/Conference.aspx.

2012, October 29: Jessie Klein Featured Speaker, “The Bully Society: Making Schools Safe, New York State Association of Independent Schools: Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY, www.nysais.org/page.cfm?id=1161&verbose=3464.

2012 October 17: Jessie Klein Featured Speaker, Mid-Manhattan Public Library, The Bully Society: “Helping schools transform their bully societies into compassionate communities, New York, NY.

2012, May 27 Jessie Klein Guest Speaker/Sermon: Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 10:00am, Princeton, NJ.

2012 April 27: Jessie Klein Guest Speaker/Facilitator, Canteen: A small literary program in Harlem, New York City for 7th graders, 3:10-4:50pm.

2012 April 18: Jessie Klein as Guest Speaker, Barnes & Nobles, Educator Event: Upper West Side 82nd street and Broadway, New York, NY, 4-5 pm.

2012 April 5: Jessie Klein as Guest Speaker for Safety Day, Central Park East II: With Central Park East I and P.S. 171 for Principals, parents, and school faculty, 19 East 103rd Street, New York, NY organized by Principal Naomi Smith, 8:30am.

2012 April 3, Jessie Klein as Guest Speaker, Monthly National Peace Call: The Peace Alliance, www.ThePeaceAlliance.org link, 9:00pm. Live.

2012 March 20: Jessie Klein in interactive discussion on her new book: The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools, The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) and New York University Press: 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, New York, NY. 4-6pm. Open to counselors, social workers, principals, teachers, other school faculty, and student leaders.


2012 March 8: Jessie Klein discusses different ways to build a peaceful school community with the release of new book by Jessie Klein, The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools, (Pre-school) Weekday School at the Riverside Church:
Proceeds from purchasing the book go directly to Weekday School’s Tuition fund, Weekday School at the Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Sixth Floor Rainy Day Room, New York, NY, 6:30 - 7:30pm.


2011 Jan. 26: Jessie Klein as Guest Speaker: “Anti-bullying Prevention Strategies for School Clinicians: Staff Development,” Sewanhaka Central High School District
at New Hyde Park Memorial High School, New Hyde Park, Long Island, 90 minute presentation to 40 social workers and other clinicians.


2010 June 14: Jessie Klein on Panel, “Cyber-bullying Prevention Strategies for Girl Scouts,” Girl Scouts of Nassau County's
advocacy event: Headquarters, Nassau County, New York; how to prevent online and offline bullying


2010 May 20: Jessie Klein on panel for “Face-to-Face and Cyber-bullying policy recommendations,” State Senators Kemp Hannon and Owen Johnson's roundtable discussions:
With parents and children about cyber-bullying in the region, Long Island, New York.


2006 April: Jessie Klein presents “Internet Bullying in Schools.” The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools:
Mystic, Connecticut.


2005 August: Jessie Klein presents “The Bully Society
,” Demos: A network for action and ideas, New York, NY. (On panel with renowned scholars Elliott Currie, The Road to Whatever, University of California/Irvine and William Pollack: Real Boys, Harvard Medical School). (Excerpts from draft of “Sexuality and School Shootings: What Role Does Teasing Play in School Massacres?” published in (2006) Journal of Homosexuality.)

updated: 1 year ago