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New Thinking in Active Assailant Prevention, Response, Recovery

Law enforcement and emergency management authorities repeatedly warn that no organization or community is immune from active assailant threats – an evolving term intended to encompass the possibility of attacks involving not only firearms, but explosives, vehicles, knives and other forms of violence.

At the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference, Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, will present “New Thinking in Active Assailant Prevention, Response & Recovery: Maturing Organizational Violence Prevention Programs,” which will unveil the new thought process associated with active assailant threats.

As 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, Crimando stresses that in dealing with active assailant threats, whether committed by a current or former employee, an enraged ex-domestic partner, or an extremist propelled by a destructive ideology, it is essential that leaders and decision-makers are preparing for today’s threat landscape.

His presentation will introduce:

  • An expanded typology of workplace violence
  • Extending violence prevention practices to mobile and home-based workers
  • The concept of Hybrid Targeted Violence (HTV)
  • The Eight Warning Behaviors associated with mass violence
  • Transitioning from “Run>Hide>Fight” to “Stop the Killing>Stop the Dying>Stop the Crying”
  • Leveraging bystander/employee intervention in prevention, response and recovery

This dynamic multimedia program is intended provided attendees with timely and actionable approaches to aligning their current violence prevention posture with the realities of the contemporary threat landscape. Operating with dated models and approaches to violence prevention can threaten the safety and security of a community, campus or corporation, as well as the defensibility of decision-making around threats of violence.

Crimando is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS) and has been awarded the Diplomate credential from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and achieved Diplomate status with the National Center for Crisis Management. He served as a Disaster Field Operations Supervisor for the FEMA’s mental health response to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and coordinated onsite psychological operations at New Jersey’s Anthrax Screening Center. He helped coordinate psychological support services at such incidents as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Hurricanes Floyd, Irene and Sandy, and TWA Flight 800 crash.

Details on New Thinking in Active Assailant Prevention, Response & Recovery: Maturing Organizational Violence Prevention Programs are available here.

View the complete agenda and learn more about the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference.

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