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Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Bullying-
What You Need to Know
Copyright© 2006 by Lorna Stremcha
Presented by: Lorna Stremch...
Originally Presented to:
The Montana’s Conference on RACE 2006
by Lorna Stremcha
Sponsoring Organizations
 Eagles Watch I...
Adaptation by:
Lorna Stremcha
Lesson # 1
I’m one of the
lucky ones, I
can tell my story
and I will tell it
often.
Welcome to:
Bullying and What You Need
to Know
Coming soon!
Most targets are caught by surprise.
This statement is now false:
“ In the last decade of the twentieth century,
workplace bullying is in my view, the second
g...
Bullying in the workplace is
growing. It is now a Billion
Dollar Industry
Workplace Bullying Defined
 Workplace Bullying is the repeated mistreatment of one
employee targeted by one or more emplo...
Workplace Bullying
is psychological harassment.
is psychological violence.
is.
Workplace Bullying is a Different Kind of Discrimination
causes physical damage
creates loss of social support
creates ...
Workplace Bullying
 is 2-3 times more prevalent than illegal
discrimination
 is sub-lethal, non-physical workplace
viole...
How does it differ from sexual harassment?
 Bullying incidents tend to be trivial and cannot stand alone to merit
discipl...
Bullying occurs:
 (Usually, but not always) when one person or many
persons in positions of power, authority, trust,
resp...
How to recognize a bully:
They often have personalities which are described
as a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
They are mean an...
Bullies display
 often display high levels of
aggression
 often lack interpersonal skills
 often display immaturity
 o...
 Bullies generally control subordinates/others
by using physical and psychological
strategies.
 Bullies seek to increase...
To be continue
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  1. 1. Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Bullying- What You Need to Know Copyright© 2006 by Lorna Stremcha Presented by: Lorna Stremcha Written by: Lorna Stremcha Edited by: Lorna Stremcha
  2. 2. Originally Presented to: The Montana’s Conference on RACE 2006 by Lorna Stremcha Sponsoring Organizations  Eagles Watch Inc.  Montana Board of Crime Control  Office of Public Instruction  Indian Law Resource Center  Office of the Coordinator of Indian Affairs  AARP  Montana Arts Council  Department of Transportation  KMTX Radio  Department of Justice  Talent Search, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education  Commissioner of Higher Education  Department of Commerce  Department of Public Health and Human Services  Department of Corrections
  3. 3. Adaptation by: Lorna Stremcha Lesson # 1
  4. 4. I’m one of the lucky ones, I can tell my story and I will tell it often.
  5. 5. Welcome to: Bullying and What You Need to Know Coming soon!
  6. 6. Most targets are caught by surprise.
  7. 7. This statement is now false: “ In the last decade of the twentieth century, workplace bullying is in my view, the second greatest social evil after child abuse, with which there are many parallels.” Tim Fields 1996
  8. 8. Bullying in the workplace is growing. It is now a Billion Dollar Industry
  9. 9. Workplace Bullying Defined  Workplace Bullying is the repeated mistreatment of one employee targeted by one or more employees with a malicious mix of humiliation, intimidation and sabotage of performance.
  10. 10. Workplace Bullying is psychological harassment. is psychological violence.
  11. 11. is.
  12. 12. Workplace Bullying is a Different Kind of Discrimination causes physical damage creates loss of social support creates economic reduction or loss causes psychological injury
  13. 13. Workplace Bullying  is 2-3 times more prevalent than illegal discrimination  is sub-lethal, non-physical workplace violence.  approximately 1 in 6 workers directly experience it  is a more general type of harassment, that crosses gender, race and age boundaries.
  14. 14. How does it differ from sexual harassment?  Bullying incidents tend to be trivial and cannot stand alone to merit disciplinary action or grievance action.  Bullying differs from sexual harassment in that it is not identified after one single incident. It is an accumulation of small incidents which slowly grow over a long period of time. Whereas; sexual harassment can be the result of a single incident.
  15. 15. Bullying occurs:  (Usually, but not always) when one person or many persons in positions of power, authority, trust, responsibility, management, administration, etc… feels threatened by another person or subordinate that displays qualities of ability, popularity, knowledge, skill, strength, drive, determination, tenacity and success, which the bully him/herself believes he/she can never possess.
  16. 16. How to recognize a bully: They often have personalities which are described as a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They are mean and vicious in private, but innocent and charming in public or in front of witnesses. They are convincing and compulsive liars that can lie on the spot.
  17. 17. Bullies display  often display high levels of aggression  often lack interpersonal skills  often display immaturity  often display insufficient skill levels to fulfill their positions of authority, management, etc…  often are unable to accept responsibility for physical and mental well-being of those in his/her charge
  18. 18.  Bullies generally control subordinates/others by using physical and psychological strategies.  Bullies seek to increase their own confidence by lower his/her subordinates/others confidence.  Bullies demean, destroy and breakdown subordinates and others so they can feel good about his or her self.  Bullies repeat his or her process regularly. The process becomes additive and compulsive.  Bullies are insecure and lack confidence, thus causing the bully to use power and intimidation over subordinates or others.
  19. 19. To be continue

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