This "Introduction to the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) One-Day Workshop" is for Human Resource, Security, Risk Management, Employee Relations, Social Services Professionals and people like you, who are on the frontlines of aggressive/violent behaviors. In addition to violence “prevention,” issues like preventing bullying, harassment, abuse, discrimination, and the loss of trust that negatively effects Teamwork, Loyalty and Leadership will all be discussed.
This CAPS Solution is based on 23 years of research into aggressive behavior, and the recognition that practical tools to identify, measure, and assess specifically emerging human aggression were necessary. Thus, CAPS produces the highest form of “evidence-based” Best Practices and therefore is the most effective system for achieving maximum organizational safety and security in a practical, scalable and affordable way.
This workshop offers meaningful insights to CAPS: Why and how it works. It is for individuals who are considering whether they wish to implement CAPS in their organization; deciding to become a Certified Aggression Manager; or they are considering taking the Ambassadors' (train-the-trainer) Workshop. The advanage of our One-Day Webinar Workshop is that you are able to take this course one-person-at-a-time, as well as saving the cost of travel, lodging and per-diem. Learn the basics of the CAPS system and how it will positively impact you and all those around you!
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Trainer of US Army Special Ops Terrorism Division Calls for Action from Parkland School Board
Orlando, FL – John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of Center for Aggression Management proposes the most effective way to prevent incidents such as the Parkland shooting is not gun control or mental health profiling, but rather school boards like Parkland’s making an immediate commitment to creating a common language and process for threat detection and prevention.
In an article describing why mental health assessments can’t reliably predict potential shooters, Byrnes references the Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy. It was noted that most people who are violent do not have a mental illness, but those that are mentally ill are more typically victims of this behavior. Byrnes believes that the dialogue surrounding the Parkland shooting will be most effective when it shifts from mental health assessments or gun control as the solution, to more scientifically-validated and empirical solutions such as threat/aggression management and the creation of a common language and process for detecting and preventing this behavior.
In a study conducted as a collaboration between the US Secret Service, Dept of Education and the National Institute of Justice called the “Safe School Initiative Study”, it was found that the only “reliable” way to identify a future shooter was to identify someone “on the path to violence.” By implementing a process like the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), a common language and thorough process for assessing a potential threat and reaching someone trained to handle this threat are created. CAPS’s most important contribution is that it determines a person Stage (Level) of Aggression and thus the presumption of threat (Low, Moderate, High Threat Levels), which creates the sense of urgency that was missing from the 45 times that Nikolas Cruz was reported.
While many schools, college campuses, and workplaces have their own Behavior Intervention services in place, many of these programs operate based off of vague reports of “weird” or “menacing” behavior. This completely subjective language fails to effectively target the source of the problem. Byrnes believes that people need to be trained to effectively evaluate communication, body language and behavior in order to encourage a potential aggressor to seek help, or de-escalate the issue themselves.
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About John D. Byrnes
John D. Byrnes is an author, lecturer, veteran (USS Nautilus 571) and founder of the Center for Aggression Management. Byrnes regularly speaks on Behavior Intervention at engagements such as being selected by the US Department of Labor to represent the United States at the Violence as a Workplace Risk Conference in Montreal, Canada, as well as Keynote Speaker at the first Protective Security Conference (ProSecCon). Byrnes authored the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, which is now being used by Behavior Intervention Teams in over 177 college and university campuses as well as developed the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS). Byrnes has been interviewed as an expert by major news outlets such as FOX35, WESH, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more.
About Center for Aggression Management
The Center for Aggression Management was founded by John D. Byrnes in 1993 to provide organizations with Aggression Management skills through training. The Center for Aggression Management developed the Primal and Cognitive Aggression Continua. All of the body language, behavior and communication indicators offer a reliable and definable method of assessing “aggressive behavior”. This identifies and ranks the precursors to bullying, harassment, abuse and violence in order to provide the opportunity to prevent such incidents. The center uses a mobile-based software product called the Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA). Because the MEA uses no mental health, culture, gender, education, age, or sexual orientation in its aggression assessment, it does not conflict with HIPAA or Privacy regulations.