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, or other viruses and what actions to take next. Symptoms reveal what type of cancer you might have, and which immediate actions need to be taken. Symptoms also reveal why record levels of violence, suicides, overdoses, shootings, and other incidents are occurring in schools, colleges, workplaces, and communities.  Symptoms reveal why organizations and communities are overwhelmed and why they are facing more and more costly responses, long-term recoveries, liabilities, lawsuits, and numerous other unwanted consequences. Symptoms reveal things are gettingRead More →

Getting Started What is Pre-Incident Prevention? Pre-Incident Prevention is the process of identifying Pre-Incident Indicators and then connecting and acting on them to address an escalating individual BEFORE an incident occurs. Why are Pre-Incident Prevention tools and training critically needed? According to the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) within US Secret Service, ALL 180 attackers in 173 mass attacks exhibited “Pre-Incident Indicators” before the attacks, but communities lack appropriate tools and training to achieve Pre-Incident Prevention. I already have a reporting system in my community, I’m good right? Not quite! Collecting Pre-Incident Indicators from potentially hundreds of Community Sources from multiple reporting system options andRead More →

If you are like me, keeping our children safe is a top priority, so I was very interested in reading what the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) and the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) found after studying 41 incidents of targeted violence in schools from 2008 to 2017. The USSS/NTAC study revealed several valuable lessons learned, including valuable findings regarding the prevention of targeted violence tragedies: The analysis suggests that many of these tragedies could have been prevented All attackers exhibited concerning behaviors. Most elicited concern from others and most communicated their intent to attack. The finding that ALL attackers exhibited concerning behaviors is huge becauseRead More →

 Prevention Coach, Rick Shaw, had the privilege of both attending and speaking at the annual National Sheriffs Association 2021 Conference. He learned a lot, and he is excited to share those takeaways with you as well as extend an offer to those ready to take action and address the many concerns of law enforcement and communities across the United States. Ready to get started? Don’t wait, we’ve written the Playbook and we have the right set of wheels to get you rolling. Take action today!Read More →

Federal Government agencies have released report after report (since 1999 with Columbine) pointing out the same thing, there is no profile of mass shooters. So you might be asking, how can we prevent something we can’t profile? The good news is, there is something we can profile, and that’s failed prevention efforts. If we can profile failed preventions, we can turn those lessons learned into lessons implemented. Click play to learn more, then visit the Prevention Deeper Dive to see what the 20+ years of research reveal. Ready for more? Prevention & Lessons Learned Deeper Dive A LESSON LEARNED IS KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM INCIDENTS, NEARRead More →

How many incident reporting options are available across organizations, communities, States, and at the Federal level, etc.? How many Hotlines? Apps? Text Lines? Websites? Trusted Adults? Law Enforcement? Specialty incident reporting options? With all these incident reporting options, why are so many prevention efforts failing? Click play to learn more, then visit the Prevention Deeper Dive to see what the 20+ years of research reveal. Ready for more? Prevention & Lessons Learned Deeper Dive A LESSON LEARNED IS KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM INCIDENTS, NEAR MISSES, TRAGEDIES, LAWSUITS, ETC.   KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM LESSONS LEARNED ARE JUST “RECIPES” UNTIL THEY BECOME LESSONS IMPLEMENTED THAT EMPOWER AND EQUIP PEOPLERead More →

New and Different Times Require New and Different Playbooks In Schools, Workplaces, and Communities Challenges in 2020 have created a new normal that is different and strange. Strange because when you think about it, pandemics are not new, protests are not new, riots are not new, racial tensions are not new, politics are not new, online learning is not new, remote working is not new, responding to violence is not new…but still 2020 feels different and 2020 is the beginning of a new normal. 2020 is also making it painfully clear to almost everyone that the same old playbooks and strategies are struggling mightily withRead More →

Nearly everyone has experienced or is currently experiencing pains and fears as more shootings, acts of violence, sexual assaults, child abuse cases, suicides, and numerous other incidents and tragedies continue to occur. Are you tired of it? Have you had enough? Sadly, most incidents and tragedies are increasing rather than decreasing in numbers, which is creating more pain, more fear, and more stress for leadership, employees, students, families, and community members. Now COVID-19 stressors have added even more pain and fear. What can be done? Perhaps a better question is, what can be done right now to help reduce and prevent the pains, fears, andRead More →

Attention Higher Education Decision Makers: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing a lot of fear, stress, chaos, and confusion with so many different sources of tips, guidelines, apps, etc. While most leaders are currently involved in lots of meetings discussing the immediate actions (suspensions, cancellations, working remotely, online education, safety, health, etc.), it is just as critical to consider numerous other short-term and long-term problems and liabilities that need actions and solutions to address: Awareness & Accountability Liabilities caused by quick short-term decisions (working remotely, online classes, etc.) Compliance with Privacy, Safety, OSHA, etc. Lawsuits from Students, Faculty, Vendors, others Awareness & Accountability With faculty andRead More →