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We offer support to victims of workplace bullying, as well as people wittingly or unwittingly behaving as a bully.

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Judy Abraham

Human Resources, Waterhen Lake First Nation

I would very much like to thank you for your presentation at our staff retreat. The presentation focused on work place bullying which does happen whether you’re an employee of a big corporation or an employee of a First Nation. We as employees felt we needed to address workplace bullying also known as lateral violence, the presentation was presented in a way where it was addressed using personal examples and I think this made a lot of us feel very comfortable. The group exercises made us think and made us feel comfortable with each other. Linda, you showed us you cared about what was happening in our work place and you were so willing to talk to our staff if they wanted to speak to you one on one. On behalf of our staff and Chief and Council, thank you!! I myself have seen the improvements in the staff relations, the communication has improved, it’s more open and I believe you have helped us put back the “team” into “teamwork”. Once again, thank you!!

 

Waterhen Lake First Nations

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(Name Protected)

Social Worker

Linda, you saved my life. Hearing you speak about your experience at the conference made me realize exactly what was happening to me. I’ve walking around in a fog feeling hopeless until I heard you say “Name It”. It was a life saver, the timing, your words. This has changed everything for me!

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Joanne G.

Client

Linda, thank you for doing this work. It takes a lot of guts to stand up there (especially in social work) and speak out about this abuse. We never talk about this, well not openly. No one feels safe. It is needed and I hope more people will follow your lead and start sharing. More who talk, more are heard.

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Angie F.

Junior High Teacher

Linda, I am always impressed and touched by your writing. Thank you for your deep honestly, it is a breath of fresh air.

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Pauline S.

Client

Your presentation and compilation of resources are fantastic. You provide important information that social workers need to know if they encounter these issues in their work place. I have gained so much from this and I now I will step up and support my colleague who has been suffering for a few months now. Until now I just did not know what to do! Thank you ! Hope you keep on going with this!

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Yvonne E.

Nurse

Linda, you have been a wonderful support to me through all of my unfortunate work situation. I feel very fortunate to have had this contact with you. You have an important purpose and you are doing great work. I like that though you are developing your expertise in this area and have much more knowledge on this than I do, you are so open and you enjoy learning from your participants. We have shared and exchanged ideas and this makes me feel heard, understood, supported, and empowered. So thank you.

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Laura

Social Worker

Your support has been incredibly valuable. It helps just to know that my concerns are valid. I can’t stand to consider myself a “victim” and I avoid engaging in dysfunctional relationships in my personal life so it upsets me to think that I can be forced into this role as a professional. Your work is important for I am sure there are many of us scared to come forward for many reasons.

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Evelyn M.

Admin Staff.

I can not thank you enough for all of the support and advice that you have provided to me, which I have in turn been able to provide to my co-worker who is also in the same situation. In many ways bullying can be compared to being in an abusive relationship and one of the strategies that the abuser uses is to make you feel isolated and alone, so building connections with other strong individuals who are willing to support you really is one of the most effective ways of overcoming the abuse. It truly means alot to me. It also kind of freaks me out as I have not yet fully embraced/accepted technology and I still can’t believe that you can just meet people in your computer! Lol

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S.B.

BSW, RSW

For years I just knew that some dark cloud followed me where ever went in my job, but I never knew what it was. Now I do. Linda is the first social worker that I know of, who has ever spoken out about bullying in my profession. Sure we whisper about it, but no one has stood up in front of other social workers. Until I read her stories in the ACSW Advocate, and then the stories in her resource kit, I kept my mouth closed. I keep missing her workshops because they get booked so fast. That tells me alot of social workers aren’t speaking out but sure want to know about it. Thanks for your courage, and strength. You helped me to know what to look for, and what I can do if it happens again.