AlliedBarton Security Services and HR Plus, in partnership with Asvaco, iView Systems and Tyco Integrated Systems, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave S, in Iselin, NJ.
Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications, is the keynote speaker. He will be joined by Bradford L. Cole, CFE, Private Investigator and Certified Fraud Examiner, and his therapy dog Spartacus. They will discuss workplace violence prevention topics including:
- The definition, scope and prevalence of the problem;
- Evolving standards and practices in violence prevention;
- The mind of the shooter: Precipitants of extreme violence;
- Pre-incident indicators and warning behaviors; and
- Developing effective policies, plans, procedures and exercises.
"The extreme violence we see in mass shootings and active shooter incidents is never a result of someone just snapping," Crimando says in a press release. "These are smoldering crises, not sudden crises. We have done a nice job of spreading the message of run, hide or fight to help people survive these brutal attacks, but information about pre-incident warning behaviors and post-incident victim support has not been as widely shared. That will be important and necessary to preventing, not simply responding to, the next active shooter situation."
"Post-event management preparation greatly impacts the success of grief and trauma counseling for the survivors, co-workers and families," Cole adds. "The use of qualified therapy dogs, such as Disaster Stress Relief Dogs or Crisis Intervention Canines, to facilitate the counseling and healing process is one part of a multi-disciplinary recovery plan. The common ground the dogs provide helps establish a bond between all parties and allows the victims to decompress while sharing the aid and comfort of the dog. Spartacus assisted counselors after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy."
Seminar attendees will have a chance to win a copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton.
Potential, www.potentialthebook.com, shows how a range of stakeholders -- from CEOs and other senior leaders to building management, human resources, contract security and law enforcement -- can work together to lower an organization's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.
SOURCE: AlliedBarton Security Services
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