The Critical Aggression Prevention System!
CAPS - How It Works!
Implementing The Critical Aggression Prevention System dramatically moves an organization
toward having the Safest Possible! workplace, educational or religious environment because CAPS
allows the organization to:
• Recognize and manage emerging aggression, allowing more timely responses, and
• Address both the Primal Aggressor and the typically missed Cognitive Aggressor.
This is achieved by establishing a system of observers and response team members trained in
the Center's methods for recognizing and managing emerging aggression. Their efforts are then
made more effective, efficient and consistent through the use of a web-based software tool we
call the Meter of Emerging Aggression, or MEA, Web-based Platform.
Aggression First Observers:
Aggression First Observers (FOs) apply learned objective indicators to
recognize emerging human aggression.
The use of objective indicators avoids stereotyping of individuals and
prevents an overwhelming number of subjective reports, which must be
AFOs typically include employees, faculty members, frontline security
personnel, residential supervisors, facility managers, student affairs
staff and other personnel who are already in positions to observe and
Aggression Managers, typically members of threat assessment teams
and security personnel, receive and assess reports from Aggression
Aggression Managers objectively assess the level of hostile intent and
threat posed and decide what action(s), if any, should be taken. The
Aggression Managers plan, coordinate and if properly trained particpate
in the initial response. Depending on the circumstance, the Aggression
Managers plan and coordinate follow-up interventions and monitoring of
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Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA)
The MEA Web-based Platform is used by the Aggression Managers to
record and assess measurable indicators observed by the Aggression
First Observers, assess the level of aggression and therefore threat,
and track over time interventions and responses.
The use of the MEA Web-based Platform makes the efforts of the
Aggression Managers more effective, efficient and consistent.