Senior Bullying is defined as an intentional and repetitive behavior involving an imbalance of power or strength (Hazeldon Foundation, 2008). Recognized for decades as a problem among school children, we now recognize that bullying exists among residents in senior facilities and daycares. Research indicates that between 10%-20% of residents have experienced some form of bullying from their peers (Bonifas 2011). It causes considerable emotional distress for not only the targets, but also for the other residents and staff.
During this seminar participants will learn:
• Proactive methods to prevent bullying
• How to intervene in bullying situations
• How to improve and enhance the respect and dignity in the environment
• How to improve the quality of life in one's golden years