Identifying and Responding to an “Other” Form of Adult Maltreatment: Bullying - Tuesday, August 8, 2023

This workshop will be conducted live through an online platform called Zoom. The evening before the event you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting, and other important information. Any updates or changes will be shared via email.

Workshop Description:

Mandatory reporters are aware of the ethical and legal responsibility to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults to the appropriate authorities. However, an ethical dilemma often arises when inappropriate behaviors seem to fall into some “other” category, leaving professionals to grapple with defining them and finding viable options to address them. That “other” could be bullying, a type of maltreatment that significantly affects the well-being of those older or vulnerable adults targeted by the bully (or bullies). Join us to explore the ethical obligation to respond to bullying, focusing on bullying at congregate settings, and to discuss with subject matter expert, Dr. Kirsten Madsen, best practices and strategies included in the Senior-to-Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit she helped create.

Meets criteria for MU Certificate in Aging.

CEUs: 3 Ethics
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Time: 9a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Requirements: Webcam (participants must be on camera)
Presenter: Colleen Beach, MSW, LSW, and Dr. Kirsten Madsen

Presenter Information:
Colleen Beach, MSW, LSW, is a Specialist Professor at the School of Social Work, at Monmouth University. Her practice and teaching experience is in elder justice, hospice and palliative care, long term services and supports for older adults, practice with communities, and trauma informed care. She is a member of several organizations focused on elder justice, such as the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and the American Society on Aging.

Dr. Kirsten Madsen, is a faculty member at Sheridan College. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Sheffield in England. Specifically, her graduate work was with the Sheffield University anti-bullying project. Since then she went on to assess what anti-bullying strategies were being implemented by schools across England. Dr. Madsen conducts research and has done extensive training with frontline staff in the area of bullying, aggression, age differences, gender differences, program development, and ethics. Currently her focus is bullying amongst older adults.