Sexual harassment is a problem in almost any workplace ... and that includes long-term care, where some experts report that sexual harassment occurs every day. Long-term care is different than many other workplaces. First, we care for residents who call our workplace their home. Because of that we must support them as health care providers, but we must also help make their home as home-like as possible. Second, we care for residents who often have conditions - like dementia - that interfere with their judgment and memory.
This program and the surrounding in-service training will:
"Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in Long-Term Care"
- Define sexual harassment
- Explain how its presence can pose unique challenges for caregivers in long-term care
- Identify opportunities where sexual harassment can happen
- Discuss practices you can employ to prevent sexual harassment
- Describe appropriate responses if it does occur
is a practical educational tool. It demonstrates important skills necessary to help caregivers identify and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. It also provides practical guidance to help caregivers learn how they can manage incidents that involve sexual harassment between staff and/or resident.
Filled with practical information and useful instruction, this video training provides a unique and interactive learning experience. In addition to the valuable information contained in the video and the accompanying facilitator guide, the video in-service provides opportunities for facilitated discussion to help participants understand how they can help prevent sexual harassment as well as respond appropriately when they feel staff or residents are threatened by harassment of a sexual nature
ElderCare Communications is a leading provider of high quality video-based education and information to help improve the quality of care and resident quality of life in long-term care settings.
You may download the facilitator guide here.