Training and Event Calendar
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December 2013 – January 2014
Are murderers and perpetrators of murder/suicide (terrorists) crazy? Can we actually prevent the next violent attack or are we relegated to responding/reacting to violence? After Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life, in just the past week a 14-year-old boy murdered a beloved teacher in Massachusetts and a 12-year-old boy shoots and kills a beloved teacher in Nevada. The Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, shot and killed 12 people before he was killed (suicide by cop?).
The most lethal of all aggressors, perpetrators of murder/suicide, are increasing at an alarming rate. Are we creating a society of sociopaths? We have lived under the illusion that mental health assessment, profiling and even threat assessment can reliably prevent the next shooting but history has told a different story.
John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management will address these questions and offer reliable prevention solutions. John D. Byrnes has over 4,700 Linkedin Security and Law Enforcement Connections with over 2,900 endorsements.
To register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/813493327
Co-sponsored by LCADV and LAFASA, this exciting three days of workshops, exhibits and networking is Louisiana’s premier training event for professionals working with victims of sexual, domestic and family violence, and those who bring perpetrators to justice.
For more information and to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/173749087
Speaker: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC
When we assess the risk of school or workplace violence, we always want to be able to talk to the person making or posing the threat. Or do we? This session looks at the threat assessment process in two ways: when we actually met with the subject or when we don’t. There may be many reasons why we want to – to get his or her perspective, to read his or her body language, tone, seriousness, targeting, or plans and preparations – and why we may not want to or be able to meet with the subject prior to making our assessment – the subject or the threats are anonymous, he or she refuses to meet, or the meeting may actually spur the subject into action because he or she feels trapped or that time is running out. While clinicians may insist that they must meet with the subject in order to conduct a full violence risk assessment, it may not always be easy, possible, or necessary.
Know when it is a good idea to meet with a threat subject and when it is not.
Know how to develop, collect, and interpret threat-related data and put it into context.
Discuss the limitations of threat assessment when you don’t meet with a subject.
Discuss how, where, and when to hold a threat assessment meeting.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, is internationally-known for his writing and training efforts in school and workplace violence prevention. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. His San Diego firm provides training, consulting, and HR support. He is board certified in HR, security, and coaching. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years, as fulltime officer, reserve sergeant, and DV investigator. He has written 15 books on business and criminal justice subjects.
Jointly hosted by Iris Domestic Violence Center, LCADV, and the National Stalking Resource Center
Stalking–a dangerous and potentially lethal crime–is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. This training will address the crime of stalking: prevalence, dynamics, the use of technology to stalk, and the effect on victims. Focused sessions will be provided on the law enforcement response to stalking as well as the intersection of stalking with dating violence and sexual assault. Participants will be provided with concrete strategies for working with stalking victims, including threat assessment and safety planning.
For more information and to register: http://lcadv.org/2014-stalking-training/
STALKING OF PUBLIC FIGURES, EXECUTIVES, AND OTHERS IN THE
PUBLIC EYE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MINIMIZE ITS INFLUENCE OVER YOUR WORKPLACE
Robert Bardo. Arthur Jackson. Mark Chapman. John Hinckley. All are stalkers who
targeted well-known celebrities. Chances are that you have heard their names, but are you aware of the significance of their crimes in respect to your safety in (and out) of the workplace?
This webinar will educate personal / executive assistants (as well as front of the line staff) working for anyone in the public eye (including celebrities, politicians, executives, community leaders, etc.) about how to better protect themselves and their workplaces. While effective threat assessment requires intensive training and years of experience, the material presented is informational in nature and meant only as a general overview of the basics of stalking, in the context of fan mail / strange communications often received by executives and their staff. We will be reviewing various stalking cases, looking at the elements in a threat assessment, learning
how to identify communications / people of concern, seeing what information can be obtained from communications (stated intentions, investigative information, etc.), dealing with such troublesome individuals, and then knowing what to do with the information before it escalates.
Some takeaways include:
* Stalking behaviors
* Why you should be concerned about strange communications
* Some common red flags
* Case histories
* Tips on how to better protect your privacy
* General strategies to help you deal with people of concern
To register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/306591679