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About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker

Yet another study links workplace bullying to suicides. When is enough enough?

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
We reported earlier this year that a Norwegian study revealed that bullied targets are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who were never bullied. Pioneer Heinz Leymann estimated that 10 percent of those bullied take their…

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In the news

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
It has been a year of prominent news stories related to the workplace, especially the avalanche of accounts concerning sexual harassment. Here are many of the 2017 news stories in which I’ve been quoted…

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Urgent: hold employers accountable for bullying employees

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
With only eight months left in the two-year legislative session and more retailers and business organizations opposing the workplace anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill, Senate Bill 1013 (an act against workplace bullying and mobbing), we need to…

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New study says teachers experience workplace bullying more than 3x as often as other workers

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
“Educators experience workplace bullying at a much higher rate — more that three times as high — than other workers,” say researchers in the newly published 2017 Educator Quality of Work Life Survey, released…

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Ending sexual harassment at work means ending workplace bullying, says today’s LA Times

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
For the first time since the Harvey Weinstein scandal became public, a major publication made the connection between sexual harassment and workplace bullying, even noting the workplace anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill and its…

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The Workplace-what’s your role after 8/12/17?

Is there a role for the workplace to implement and engage a little dialog with their employees after 8/12/17 in Charlottesville, Virginia? Well I sure hope they do and now is the time. Things are changing daily in the workplace … Continue reading

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Bullying in the workplace continues. You can read articles daily that link to bullying and the damage it causes. To date there is no law on the books that will stop the madness happening in the workplaces around the country. … Continue reading

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