Introduction. Lifeline Village Is A Maternity Home For

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Introduction Lifeline Village is a maternity home for adult women, ages 19 and older. It was founded in 1984. It exist to serve expectant women by providing safe housing and programs designed to meet their spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs as well as well as continued services through 6 month post partum and transitional living services. The policy I selected states, “no violence or threats of violence towards staff, residents, volunteers, visitors or members of the public will be tolerated. No bullying is allowed at Lifeline Village. Bullying includes making another resident feel isolated or excluded from the groups, and can be verbal or non-verbal. This includes shaming the parenting or adoption options …show more content…

Verbal abuse is the excessive use of language to undermine someone 's dignity and security through insults or humiliation, in a sudden or repeated manner” (Verbal Abuse). Victims of verbal abuse can be affected psychologically; this can lead to stress, depression, lack of motivation, and lack of concentration (Verbal Abuse). The World Health Organization defines violence as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation” (Rutherford, Zwi, Grove, & Butchart, 2007). Verbal abuse, bullying, and violence can cause both psychological and physical harm. Anyone is capable of committing these actions which is why it is important for every organization, not just Lifeline Village, to have policies that address what to do when these situations occur. They can occur anywhere at anytime, and it is important for everyone to be aware of that.
If a resident becomes verbally abusive, violent, or is bullying, the workers are supposed to take the following steps to prevent the incident from escalating:
• Remain calm and speak in a low tone
• Stay a safe distance from the person. Some people

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