ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. In partnership with Asvaco, iView Systems and Tyco Integrated Systems, the seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave S, in Iselin, NJ.
Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications, is the keynote speaker. He will be joined by Bradford L. Cole, CFE, Private Investigator and Certified Fraud Examiner, and his therapy dog Spartacus. Crimando and Cole will discuss workplace violence prevention topics including:
- The Definition, Scope and Prevalence of the Problem: The Expanded Typology
- Evolving Standards and Practices in Violence Prevention
- The Mind of the Shooter: Precipitants of Extreme Violence
- Pre-incident Indicators and Warning Behaviors
- Developing Effective Policies, Plans, Procedures and Exercises
"The extreme violence we see in mass shootings and active shooter incidents is never a result of someone just snapping," says Crimando. "These are smoldering crises, not sudden crises. We have done a nice job of spreading the message of run, hide or fight to help people survive these brutal attacks, but information about pre-incident warning behaviors and post-incident victim support has not been as widely shared. That will be important and necessary to preventing, not simply responding to, the next active shooter situation."
"Post-event management preparation greatly impacts the success of grief and trauma counseling for the survivors, co-workers and families," said Cole. "The use of qualified therapy dogs, such as Disaster Stress Relief Dogs or Crisis Intervention Canines, to facilitate the counseling and healing process is one part of a multi-disciplinary recovery plan. The common ground the dogs provide helps establish a bond between all parties and allows the victims to decompress while sharing the aid and comfort of the dog. Spartacus assisted counselors after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy."
Seminar attendees will have a chance to win a copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton.
Potential, www.potentialthebook.com, shows how a range of stakeholders -- from CEOs and other senior leaders to building management, human resources, contract security and law enforcement -- can work together to lower an organization's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.
Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.
About HR Plus
HR Plus offers comprehensive employment and background screening solutions through a secure and easy-to-navigate web interface that can be customized to meet clients' needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. Core services include background screening, drug and occupational health screening, and fingerprinting. In 2011 and 2012, HR Plus was named to Workforce Management's Hot List of top screening providers, and in 2011, to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen. For more than 40 years, HR Plus has provided thousands of clients with quality background screening solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, HR Plus is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association, and self-certifies adherence to the U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. A division of AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus is supported by the national resources of the largest American-owned and managed security services provider. For more information call 1.800.332.PLUS or visit HRPlus.com.
About AlliedBarton Security Services
For more than 50 years AlliedBarton Security Services has provided superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients' needs with committed professionals who enhance clients' brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit AlliedBarton.com.