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Who are we
Alison Fox MBACP (Accred) is a counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer and the founder of DABS, she has worked with over 1500 individuals and organisations. She was nominated as a Community Champion in 2015 for her work with Jersey Community Relations Trust, in Jersey she is supported by a team of trained local volunteers.
In today’s world bullying and/or harassment of all types are on the increase….becoming more acceptable and present in everyday life. Research shows that 1 in 2 adults will be affected by bullying at some point in their life time either directly or indirectly, with the most vulnerable in our society being at greatest risk. Face to face, text, email and social media are used to bully within our communities, workplaces and relationships.
What do we do
Whether you have been subject to bullying and/or harassment and/or been witness to its effects on those around you, DABS will guide you on what bullying and/or harassment is and isn’t, give you tools to identify, respond and recover along with signposting to other appropriate organisations.
DABS believe, that, given the right support and resources, bullies and their targets can and do make remarkable changes.
Bullied? Harassed? Not Sure? – What is Bullying?
Bullying is the intentional use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. It is a pattern of behaviour, this is different from harassment which can be a single incident. It is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. Behaviours used to assert domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, which are directed repeatedly towards particular targets. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. Bullying is divided into four basic types of abuse – emotional (sometimes called relational), verbal, physical, and cyber. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion, such as intimidation.
Bullying ranges from one-on-one, individual bullying through to group bullying called mobbing, in which the bully may have one or more “lieutenants” who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his or her bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. A bullying culture can develop in any context in which humans interact with each other. This includes school, family, the workplace, churches, community groups and neighbourhoods.
The most important factor in bullying is the impact upon the target, if somebodies behaviour upsets you and they continue to behave in the same way once you have explained it to them, then they know what they are doing. In the case of children under the age of 18 you may also want to consider their levels of emotional maturity when deciding if their behaviour is intentional or not.
Contact Details: Alison Fox http://dabsonline.org/
Phone : 07797 856249 & 07754 296668
Email : [email protected]