The definition and incidence of bullying in adult living communities and day centers including what older adult bullying looks like in this population are reviewed in this session. Characteristics of older adult bullies as well their targets and gender differences will be 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 will be 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 quality of life and promoting emotional well-being; strategies to create caring and empathic communities for all residents and staff members are also reviewed.
Course created on November 14, 2022
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 05379; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-966634; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize 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 identify the impact of bullying on older adults and recognize occupation-based interventions aimed at the organization, bully, and target that may help to minimize community bullying.
|5-15 Minutes||Incidence and Definitions|
|15-25 Minutes||Types of Bullying Behaviors and Impact|
|25-35 Minutes||Types of Bullies and Targets Including Warning Signs|
|35-45 Minutes||Organizational Interventions|
|45-55 Minutes||Organizational Interventions; How to Respond|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, in her 29 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 17,000 individuals nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, 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 adjunct professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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