In this session, participants learn the definition and incidence of bullying in adult living communities and day centers, including what older adult bullying looks like in this population. Characteristics of older adult bullies, as well as their targets and gender differences, are explored. The reasons why bullying occurs, as well as the five different types of bullies, are defined. Interventions for the organization, the bully, and the target are reviewed to help communities minimize (and prevent, where possible) bullying and mitigate the effects on the target. Addressing bullying behavior among older adults is critically important for enhancing the quality of life and promoting emotional well-being; strategies to create caring and empathic communities for all residents and staff members are reviewed.
Course created on June 2, 2023
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0 Category 2; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NY/1.0; OK/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the incidence, characteristics, and impact of bullying behaviors in senior living.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the five different types of bullies and their intended targets.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of bullying on older adults.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify occupation-based interventions aimed at the organization, bully, and target that may help to minimize community bullying.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction, Background, review of learning outcomes|
|5-15 Minutes||Incidence and definitions|
|15-25 Minutes||Types of bullying behaviors and the impact|
|25-35 Minutes||Types of bullies and targets, including warning signs|
|35-45 Minutes||Organizational interventions|
|45-55 Minutes||Interventions for the bully and the target|
|55-60 Minutes||How to Respond, Q&A|
Kathleen D. Weissberg
OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, in her 31 years of practice, has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher, and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally. She provides continuing education support to over 40,000 individuals nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner, and a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Action Committee and is an adjunct professor at Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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