Bullying Seminar.

Do you have issues with seniors bullying seniors? This three-hour seminar identifies bullying behavior, action steps to take not only for the person bullying but for the victim, care planning, self-esteem building for the victim, counseling agenda for the staff. This seminar includes PowerPoint, handouts, and pre test and post test. This 3-hour seminar is recommended for staff, employees, or members working in nursing homes, assisted living communities, Life Plan Communities, adult daycare centers, senior apartment buildings, independent living communities, senior centers, senior communities, offices on aging, ombudsman offices, state offices, associations., etc. The seminar includes PowerPoint and handouts. Both of which are provided to the host who will be responsible to make the copies. We do not allow videotaping of any kind. This seminar presented by the NCCDP corporate staff.

Bullying Policy and Procedure Example

Bullying 

SILVERTON AREA SENIORS, INC. (SASI) 
BULLYING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 

Mission Statement 

Our goal is to meet the social, recreational, and educational needs of members in a fun, safe, inclusive, and courteous environment. 

BULLYING 

SASI defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical harm or psychological distress on one or more employees or members.  It is further defined as unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture that is severe enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; cause discomfort or humiliation, or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s participation in the center’s activities. 

Bullying will not be tolerated or permitted in SASI.   

A member who feels bullied may report it to the Executive Director, who will investigate the incident or incidents.  Depending on the severity of the bullying, the director will determine the appropriate corrective action. 

SASI will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint or cooperating in an investigation and will not tolerate or permit retaliation by members. 

Retaliation is broadly construed and includes conduct, such as, changing their volunteer duties, treating a member rudely, etc.  Members should bring complaints of retaliation to the attention of the Executive Director or Board of Directors.  These types of complaints will also be promptly investigated and a member or employee found to have retaliated against a member will be subject to appropriate action, depending on the circumstances, up to and including loss of membership. 

SOURCE: http://silvertonseniorcenter.org/Bullying.html

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Lynn Biot Gordon, LCSW CDP CADDCT CFRDT CMDCP, Chief Operations Officer NCCDP

Sandra Stimson, CADDCT CALA, ADC, CDP, CDCM, Chief Executive Officer NCCDP