Understanding and Reducing Bullying Among Older Adults
October 28 @ 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
While generally discussed in regards to school-aged children, bullying is also experienced in later life. Research has shown disturbingly high rates of bullying among older adults. In this webinar, Dr. Robin Bonifas, will provide an overview of bullying among older adults, including theoretical explanations for why some older adults become bullies and why some become targets. Participants will learn about an intervention framework to address bullying in diverse senior housing and senior care organizations.
Dr. Robin Bonifas is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Indiana State University. She has over 15 years experience working with older adults and their families in both long-term care and inpatient psychiatric settings. Her current projects examine elder social justice issues such as resident-to-resident aggression in nursing homes, bullying among older adults, and other challenges to social relationships in senior care organizations. Dr. Bonifas is the author of Bullying Among Older Adults: How to Recognize and Address and Unseen Epidemic.
HFAM is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for 2 Category 1 continuing education units.