Seniors Bullying Seniors: Recognizing and Curtailing Bullying Among Older Adults

When we hear the word “bully,” we immediately think of children and adolescents, but bullying has become a significant issue with the older adult population. One study even estimates that as many of 20% of older adults have experienced some form of bullying. This presentation will help to identify bullying in older adults and the potential causes of this behavior. In addition, prevention techniques and strategies will be identified to assist those working with older adults and in older adult communities.

Who Should Attend: elderly | property mgmt/QA

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics of bullying behaviors among older adults and recognize potential bullying situations
  • Increase awareness of the psycho-social impact of exposure to peer bullying
  • Identify potential interventions that can help minimize bullying behaviors among older adults

About the Presenter:

Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant has an accomplished a 30+ year career as a nonprofit leader with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with and advocating on behalf of older adults and has a natural ability of providing instruction and training for adult learners. For the past year he has been employed the Director of Resident Services for SHAG Community Life Foundation and previously served for 12 years as a Senior Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority where he manages a team of eight resident services coordinators who provide information & referrals, care management and advocacy for older adults and younger adults with disabilities who live in twenty-five low-income, affordable housing developments located throughout King County. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) President’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to a member who, in the opinion of the AASC President, is deserving of recognition for his/her work in the service coordination profession.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Core: Communication, Current Issues

Statutory: Communicating Effectively in Difficult Situations, An Aging Population & Process

Optional Area: Counseling

To register for the AASC webinar, CLICK HERE.