Nearly all plans to deal with workplace or campus violence assume the horrific acts of an individual intent on hurting or killing others are impossible to prevent. As a result, most plans are structured to deal with victims and minimize the after-effects. Meanwhile the rest of humanity is left to ponder why. Were there tell-tale signs? Is there a way to recognize individuals who are likely to become dangerous to others?
At the Center for Aggression Management, we know that identifying someone who’s on the path to violence before they hurt others is possible. For more than 25 years we have trained leaders to implement our unique and scientifically validated Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) in organizations and institutions around the world. CAPS provides corporate security officers, campus police, SROs, student affairs leaders, HR leaders and mental health professionals a common language and framework to identify, track and respond appropriately when pre-cursor behaviors emerge. Because of our evidence- and behavior-based approach, CAPS is able to do this without violating HIPAA, FERPA or the Civil Rights Act of 1964. CAPS helps end the violence – including bullying, abuse and harassment -- before it occurs.