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Continuity Insights Launches Second Episode of Personal Security in Challenging Times: Situational Awareness

The second episode in Continuity Insights’ new educational program, Personal Security in Challenging Times, a short video series for personal and family safety against potential violent situations, is now available. Episode Two – Situational Awareness – launched today. [Watch]

Personal Security in Challenging Times is being presented in partnership with Everbridge.

The series is hosted by Steve Crimando, MA, CHPP, CTM, an internationally known consultant and educator specializing in the application of the behavioral sciences in homeland and private security, violence prevention, crisis management, and disaster response. He is the Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, an innovative operational risk management consulting firm based in the New York Metro Area serving a global client base. He is also a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.

Personal Security in Challenging Times is based on Crimando’s innovative RADAR training program (Recognize ● Avoid ● Defuse ● Redirect). Individual short-from video segments (5-10 minutes) will deal with Situational Awareness, Street Smarts, De-escalation, Handling Hostile Encounters, Approaches to Upstander Intervention, Civil Unrest, and Vehicular Violence. A new episode will debut weekly. Watch the second episode of Key Concepts: Recognizing and Responding to Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violence, Situational Awareness here.

Episode Two Overview

LESSON TWO: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Recognizing and Responding to Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violence (REMV) [Watch]
(Length: 8:04 minutes)

Who we are and how others see us can impact our safety in public spaces and how we might experience harassment or aggression. The increase in reported hate incidents ranging from verbal attacks to fatal assaults is leaving many afraid for their families and their own personal safety. With tensions still high related to the pandemic, economic strife, and the current social and political environment, many people are on edge. It is important at times like these that everyone knows how to handle difficult or dangerous encounters to keep themselves and others safe.

RADAR™ provides an easy-to-learn, easy-to-remember, and easy-to-employ approach to handling hostile encounters safely and effectively. It is a strength-based, empowerment model that is taught in a nonfrightening, non-traumatizing way. RADAR™ provides instruction on how to recognize, avoid, defuse, and redirect anger and aggression. It increases confidence and decreases fear. No special strength, speed, or skill is required to utilized the RADAR™ approach for increasing personal safety and security.

New episodes of Personal Security in Challenging Times will premier weekly on the Continuity Insights website and be featured in the Continuity Insights Newsletter.

View Personal Security in Challenging Times “Lesson One: Key Concepts” here.

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