Awareity’s Connecting The Dots Blog shares news and insights to help threat assessment teams, community, and organizational leaders, etc. prevent incidents.


Tired of INCREASING Chaos, Shootings, Violence, Abuse, Suicides, Liabilities, and more?

After most incidents (shootings, violence, hate crimes, abuse, suicides, bullying, etc.) the reports from US Secret Service, FBI, NTAC, news articles, and many others find ...

SB 553 – Checklist vs. Do List

The new SB 553 bill requires an employer to “establish, implement, and maintain, at all times in all work areas, an effective workplace violence prevention ...

A New Era – First Responders AND First Preventers

The Columbine Massacre in 1999 and the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks in 2001 were two significant tragedies that set into motion an era of enormous investments ...

Legal – Defense Costs, Increasing Liabilities, and Soaring Settlements

$4B – Corporate defense spending on class action lawsuits increased to nearly $4 billion in 2023, with labor and employment claims the main driver of ...

Awareity’s Impressive Return on Value and Return on Prevention

Implementing Awareity’s First Preventers Framework of tools and strategies is easier when you can show Return on Value (ROV) and Return on Prevention (ROP). For ...

Symptoms of Fear, Distrust, Lack of Accountability, and Rising Concerns for Safety

Symptoms are important warning signs that must be recognized and acted on before things get worse.  Symptoms reveal whether you have a cold, flu, covid, ...

“We failed to connect the dots.”

Do you know the most common excuse/reason cited after almost every tragedy? Most of us have heard it hundreds and hundreds of times. “We failed ...

The Profile of Failed Preventions: Validated By Data, Dangerously Common, and Fixable

Since Columbine in 1999, many government agencies, experts, and authors have been searching for the “profile of mass shooters”, however the data has shown the ...

It’s Time to Make Student Safety A Higher Priority Than School/Campus Security

Facts, lessons learned, student surveys, and lawsuits expose why priority changes are urgently needed for making Student Safety a higher priority than School/Campus Security. School/Campus ...

School Safety: If you needed surgery for a tumor, which surgeon would you choose?

Curious how a tumor and a surgeon relate to School Safety?  Let me explain… Would you choose a foot surgeon, a heart surgeon, or oncology ...

Early Detection in Cancer, Shooters, and Other At-Risk Individuals

Would you rather detect cancer (and shooters) at Stage 4 or Stage 1? Detecting cancer at early stages increases your risk of surviving cancer. For ...

Improving Safety Depends on Knowing What You Don’t Know, What Others Know, and Need to Know…

If you are looking for safer schools, workplaces, and communities consider this… After nearly every mass shooting in schools, workplaces, and communities, post-incident reports reveal ...

We Have Lots of Laws, Why Are We Experiencing Record Levels of Shootings and Violence?

Did you know a federal law targeting murder was passed in the Crimes Act of 1790? It stated: "If any person or persons shall, within ...

A Better Way: Pre-Incident Prevention

What if there was a better way to identify and disrupt at-risk individuals before they attack? As I review headlines from stories in mainstream media, ...

Artificial Intelligence is “Shiny and New” But Don’t Overlook Human Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new shiny object that has a lot of people talking about it and trying it out for a lot of ...

Prevention Gaps Leave Communities Vulnerable to More Shootings and Violence

Prevention gaps are leaving schools, higher education, workplaces, and communities vulnerable to more shootings, violence, suicides, corruption, sexual assaults, human trafficking, bullying, and more. What ...

Do you want to be a CHAMPION to save lives, futures, millions of dollars, and reputations?

If you were aware of a proven solution that is currently helping communities, schools, and workplaces to stop shootings, violence, suicides, and numerous other unwanted ...

Record levels of shootings, violence, suicides, and other incidents… WHAT IS MISSING?

Allow me to get straight to the point with the facts on what is missing and why we are (but should not be) seeing record ...

14 Reasons Why Forward-Looking Leaders Are Implementing The First Preventers Program

#1 Almost everyone in schools, higher education, workplaces, and communities (except the evil doers) prefer preventing incidents over responding to incidents.  Preventing incidents from happening requires ...

Bad News, Good News, and Better News

I've got some bad news, good news, and even better news... They say bad news gets more clicks, but good news and better news is ...
Loading...