Location

Online

Start Date

3-3-2021 2:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2021 3:30 PM

Description

People of all ages can be bullied, yet data on bullying between older adults is lacking. To better understand and support the development and implementation of best practices for targeting bullying between older adults, the Seniors’ Anti- Bullying project was established. It began more than four years ago with a large-scale survey of older adults in Ontario, resulting in an anti-bullying toolkit that will now be implemented and evaluated in eight Seniors’ Residences. When working on such a long-term project, with many partners, implementation sites, as well as a different cohorts of student researchers, it is essential to ensure that the students’ experience of the project is authentic and their contribution is genuine. To do this, ongoing training and mentorship is one key component of the project itself. This has resulted not only in strong student engagement, but also invaluable contributions on the part of the students. That said, as the project evolves, so must training and mentorship. As such, this presentation will not only discuss how students have been supported and involved to date, but also how from a student researcher perspective, we can grow

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SESSION FIVE

There were two presentations offered within each Session. Presentations ran 30 minutes each (20-minute presentation with 10-minute Q&A).

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Mar 3rd, 2:30 PM Mar 3rd, 3:30 PM

Seniors’ Anti-Bullying Project: Authentic Student Engagement (Presentation)

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People of all ages can be bullied, yet data on bullying between older adults is lacking. To better understand and support the development and implementation of best practices for targeting bullying between older adults, the Seniors’ Anti- Bullying project was established. It began more than four years ago with a large-scale survey of older adults in Ontario, resulting in an anti-bullying toolkit that will now be implemented and evaluated in eight Seniors’ Residences. When working on such a long-term project, with many partners, implementation sites, as well as a different cohorts of student researchers, it is essential to ensure that the students’ experience of the project is authentic and their contribution is genuine. To do this, ongoing training and mentorship is one key component of the project itself. This has resulted not only in strong student engagement, but also invaluable contributions on the part of the students. That said, as the project evolves, so must training and mentorship. As such, this presentation will not only discuss how students have been supported and involved to date, but also how from a student researcher perspective, we can grow