Unbeknownst to many, bullying is not an experience limited to childhood, but is an epidemic occurring far too often among older adults as well. Studies have revealed the alarmingly high rate atwhich older adults in senior programs and care settings are bullied by their peers, resulting in profoundly negative effects on the elders, the staff, and the community in which it isoccurring. Bullying Among Older Adults is the first resource to address this critical issue, providing the knowledge and tools to recognize bullying and develop constructive ways to interveneand prevent it.
As an expert on peer bullying among older adults, author Robin Bonifas draws upon a growing body of research as well as the voices and actual experiences of the targets and perpetrators ofbullying. She exposes the nature of this phenomenon and then presents positive, proactive ways for community-based or long-term care staff to minimize and prevent it from happening. Filledwith practical resources and examples, this book offers effective interventions, including empathy and civility training, empowerment strategies, bystander interventions, and more.
Increase staff awareness and improve day-to-day interactions with:
- detailed, step-by-stepassessmentstrategies and anti-bullyinginterventions
- pro-social activitiestopromoteempathy and civility
- specializedapproachesforresidentswithdementiaor mental illness
- BullyingAmongOlderAdultsisan invaluable resource in creatinganatmosphere of caring and respectamongbothresidents and staff.
- Learning activities
- Case studies
- Model intervention programs
- Sample forms and policy guidelines (also downloadable!)
- Social Interaction Survey (also downloadable!)
- Bullying assessment form (also downloadable!)