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Bullying and Disability Harassment in the Workplace: What Youth Should Know

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This InfoBrief from Pacer is designed to help youth, including youth with disabilities, recognize signs of bullying in the workplace, and to recognize how bullying differs from disability harassment. The brief offers examples of bullying situations at work and offers strategies to help address the issue. Much is understood about the negative consequences of bullying at school, but youth should also be made aware that bullying does not end at school. It is often encountered at work as well.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO3

Beyond the Wheelchair: Workplace Bullying and Persons with Disabilities

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This article strives to shed light on the potential frequency in which American workers with disabilities face workplace bullying. As there are no studies on this topic, the essay will apply British findings, to the American population in an effort to develop insight to workplace bullying for Americans with disabilities. Reasonably, one could consider that approximately 41% of those with disabilities face workplace bullying despite the United States protections for those with disabilities.
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Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

A guide to dealing with bullying: for parents of disabled children

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This guide from the Anti Bullying Alliance in the UK is for parents of disabled children. It contains information about spotting the signs of bullying, the action parents can take, their child’s rights and stories and tips from other parents. This guide uses the term ’disabled children’. And uses this term to include disabled children, children with special educational needs (SEN), children with a medical condition and children with additional needs.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO3

The Ill-Treatment of Employees with Disabilities in British Workplaces

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There are few quantitative studies that show the workplace is experienced in a different way by employees with disabilities. This article fills this gap using data from the British Workplace Behaviour Survey, which found that employees with disabilities and long-term illnesses were more likely to suffer ill-treatment in the workplace and experienced a broader range of ill-treatment. Different types of disability were associated with different types of ill-treatment. The survey also showed who employees with disabilities blamed for their ill-treatment and why they believed the ill-treatment had occurred. Drawing on the existing literature, four possible explanations for ill treatment are considered: negative affect raises perceptions of ill-treatment; ill-treatment leads to health effects; ill-treatment results from stigma or discrimination; ill-treatment is a consequence
of workplace social relations. Although some of these explanations are stronger than others, the discussion shows that more research is required in order to decide between them.
Category
Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Bullying Students with Disabilities and Recommendations for Prevention of Bullying

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This full journal of The Rehabilitation Professional The Official Journal of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, holds a number of useful articles, chief among them for use here being Bullying, Students with Disabilities, and Recommendations for Prevention of Bullying by Emily J. Hernandez, Martin G. Brodwin, and Frances W. Siu discussing bullying from the perspectives of student engagement, bullying and student engagement, bullying and school leadership, school culture, students with disabilities, recommendations for prevention of bullying behaviors, and reduction of bullying for students who have disabilities or chronic medical conditions.
The authors describe three examples of bullying of students with disabilities. Bullying against students with disabilities needs to be a part of school prevention programs. Recommendations are made for rehabilitation counselors, outlining strategies for prevention.
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Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Exploring Variations Across Student Subgroups

Description
This commentary reviews four articles included in a special issue of the School Psychology Review that address factors related to the bullying and
discrimination among youth. The articles explore rather diverse topics within the broader literature on youth interpersonal violence, but each adds to our understanding
of the very complex nature of bullying involvement. In an attempt to understand this complexity, we view these studies through the lens of a socialecological
diathesis-stress model (Swearer & Hymel, 2015), considering the individual, family, peer, school community, and societal contexts in which youth
interpersonal violence occurs, and how biological and cognitive vulnerabilities interact with stressors like peer victimization to understanding the mechanisms at
play in any particular incident of interpersonal violence. Together, the studies presented in this special issue contribute to our understanding of this complexity,
reminding us that peers matter; educational placement matters; individual differences in race, sexual orientation, and disabilities matter; and measurement matters.
It is perhaps this complexity that limits the effectiveness of current universal strategies for addressing such behaviors in school, but paves the way for more
effective, multidimensional prevention and intervention efforts
Category
Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Challenging Bullying and Harassment Of Disabled People

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This resource was written by UK Disability History Month Coordinator Richard Rieser and supported by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. It is designed to give teachers information about the history of bullying and harassment of disabled people and ideas/guidance about activities for the classroom.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO3

Disability Guide - Practical advice for employers to support disabled people in the workplace

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This guide from Remploy in the UK gives a broad overview of 19 core disability areas including learning disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health, physical disabilities, neurological conditions and sensory impairments. It covers practical advice and adjustments that can be made in an employment related setting. This booklet makes it easy for every employer to access simple disability guidance. It will not answer every question on disability, but provides a great source of basic information.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO3

Bullying Of Children with Special Needs in Mainstream Schools

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This publication examines the research carried out by Prof. Peter Smith in collaboration with Sheffield University into incidence of bullying among children with special needs in mainstream schools, and their examination of whether general intervention strategies initiated by schools were effective without the need for specific targeting.
Category
Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Le domande dei disabili ai (cosiddetti) normali / Questions of the disabled to the (so-called) normal people

Description
This Italian video is a powerful impact resource examining disabled people' experiences of how so-called normal people think of them "something pietistic, a bit 'tearful and not so funny," and what disabled people would like from society in return. .
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Images
Country of origin
Italy
Milestone
IO4