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Center for Aggression Management

The Center for Aggression Management provides training and systems that utilize scientifically-validated means of preventing bullying, harassment, abuse and violence in today's complex workplace, campus, and school environments.

The Center for Aggression Management was established in 1993 in response to a request from law enforcement leaders for more effective, lower impact methods for confronting aggressors and de-escalating aggression. Research and training in those areas brought our founder, John D. Byrnes, to the realization that workplace, campus and school violence could be prevented by applying methods developed by the Center for recognizing and managing aggression.

A wide range of companies and educational institutions responded very positively over the years to the many Aggression Management training programs provided by the Center. From dialogue surrounding those programs, the Center recognized that much more could be done to prevent violence by developing a comprehensive system for recognizing and managing aggressive behavior.

Initially the Center for Aggression Management developed the Primal and Cognitive Aggression Continua. Upon completion, all of the body language, behavior and communication indicators known about since the beginning of human history, fell into place and became empirical! This offers a reliable, definable, method of describing “aggressive behavior,” which identifies the precursors to bullying, harassment, abuse and violence and thereby provides the opportunity to prevent these maladies.

In 2013 the Center for Aggression Management developed the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and scientifically validated it at Eastern Kentucky University. Through the use of a web-based software product called the Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA) this "system" forensically records and tracks aggressive behavior; producing the highest form of evidence-based Best Practices.

Because the MEA uses no mental health, nor culture, gender, education, age or sexual orientation in its aggression assessment, it does not conflict, nor contravene, HIPAA or Privacy regulations. The Meter of Emerging Aggression, along with security responses are now available in the Observy Plus Mobile App.

In 2017 the Center for Aggression Management partnered with Visec (an Israeli Security and Software Technology Company) to bring to you the, first of its kind, the Observy Plus Mobile App. Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) brings together scientifically validated means to reliably prevent bullying, harassment, abuse and violence along with Professional Security Responses to help you, and those in your care, to become “as safe as possible.”

Training Options

Because these are "live" webinar workshops, you can attend one person at a time and there are no costs of travel, lodging and/or per diem. Corporate clients can request training at their facilities. Simply contact us at 407-718-5637. 

Introduction to CAPS (One-day)Certified Aggression Management Training (Two-days)Ambassadors' (Train-the-trainers) Workshop (Four-days)

The FBI's Behavioral Threat Assessment Center asserts that their ability to prevent future violence is predicated on identifying a person who is "on the pathway to violence," which illustrates the precursor threats of violence.

John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management, has spent the past 23 years developing the means to idenitify, measure and manage the precursors to all forms of aggressive behavior in others and ourselves. His CAPS System provides the precursors to bullying, harassment, abuse and violence so you may reliably prevent these maladies.

Watch the "CAPS Comprehensive Video" (below) to learn why the Center's scientifically validated CAPS system produces evidence-based best practices to identify those on the path to violence:

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