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Tonight’s guests:

David E. Hanna, Ph.D.

Dr. Hanna is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience providing services to individuals with mental health problems, substance abuse, and intellectual disabilities. He is the Interim President and CEO of bluegrass.org, the community mental health center serving Lexington and surrounding counties. Dr. Hanna received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. He has received numerous awards for his advocacy and service including the American Psychological Association’s Karl F. Heiser Presidential award and the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Psychologist of the Year award for 2012.

Dustin B. Wygant, Ph.D.

Dr. Wygant is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University, where he serves as the Coordinator of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Kent State University. His research interests include forensic assessment and the psychopathic/antisocial personality. Aside from his academic position, Dr. Wygant is a licensed clinical psychologist. He regularly consults with the University of Cincinnati Division of Forensic Psychiatry as well as operating his own private consulting firm, where he specializes in forensic assessments for the court for issues such as competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and risk for violence.

1. How difficult is it to predict violence? What makes it difficult to predict?
2. Is all violence the same? Domestic violence, fighting, murder during an armed robbery, a shooting at the mall?
3. What is the relationship between mental health and violence?
4. What types of mental health problems are related to whether someone becomes violent?
5. What factors determine whether a mentally ill person becomes violent?
6. How does substance abuse affect violent behavior?
7. how does a psychologist go about trying to assess or predict violent behavior? What are the steps that go into an assessment? What are they looking for?
8. What is the role of psychological testing assessing violence?
9. What kind of steps do mental health professionals take to manage risk in people who might become violent?
10.What types of treatment are available for reducing the risk of violence?
11.What is the role of law enforcement in dealing with people with mental illness?
12.What should people do if they suspect that someone they know might be thinking of committing a violent act?


Joseph W. Wojcik, a.k.a. Joe the Biker, 9:06 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Website: www.joethebiker.com

Joe Wojcik is an anti-bullying expert who uses a unique persona known as Joe the Biker to presents his anti-bullying message.   He has presented to over 150,000 students throughout the United States. As Joe the Biker he helps children deal with bullying. Students look at him as the protector of and advocate for those who are being bullied. He sets out on his motorcycle cruiser to put a stop to bullying in schools by delivering educational programs targeting a variety of audiences.  His powerful performances resonate with students as he delivers messages of hope and possibility. He shares profound insights, perspectives and education through presentations and performances.

Possible Questions:

  • 1. What happened to the Florida teen Rebecca Sedwick?
  • 2. How can parents avoid having their child take the same desperate actions?
  • 3. How should parents manage their child’s internet activity and deal with cyberbullying?
  • 4. What are your thoughts about Vivian Vosburg 30 step mother to one of the girls accused of bullying Rebecca who was arrested late last week?
  • 5. Why is bullying different today than twenty years ago?
  • 6. How and why did “Joe the Biker” become involved with his mission to put a stop to bullying?
  • 7. What is the message Joe The Biker delivers to thousands of students?
  • 8. What percentage of children will experience bullying in the upcoming school year?
  • 9. Five signs that your child is being bullied?
  • 10. Why does a child become a bully?
  • 11. Why does parental role-modeling become such an important factor in bullying?
  • 12. What can parents do when they suspect their child has been bullied?
  • 13. What can a child do when they start getting bullied?
  • 14. Why should a parent have discussions about bullying before it occurs?
  • 15. What steps can parents take to help their child deal with a bully?
  • 16. What can parents do to bully-proof their child?
  • 17. What steps can a parent take when contacting the school where their child is being bullied?
  • 18. Why do bullying laws and programs have limitations?
  • 19. Why should a parent help nurture the emotional responses that their child experiences?


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