|AlliedBarton hosted the event in collaboration with Asvaco, iView Systems and Tyco Integrated Systems|
AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, hosted a free workplace violence prevention seminar. In partnership with Asvaco, iView Systems and Tyco Integrated Systems, the seminar took place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave S, in Iselin, NJ.
Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal, Behavioural Science Applications, was the keynote speaker. He was joined by Bradford L. Cole, CFE, Private Investigator and Certified Fraud Examiner, and his therapy dog Spartacus. Crimando and Cole will discuss workplace violence prevention topics including:
- The Definition, Scope and Prevalence of the Problem: The Expanded Typology
- Evolving Standards and Practices in Violence Prevention
- The Mind of the Shooter: Precipitants of Extreme Violence
- Pre-incident Indicators and Warning Behaviours
- 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," says Crimando. "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 behaviours 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," said Cole. "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 got a chance to win a copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organisational 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 organisation's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.
Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.