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Observy Mobile App Webinar

This Observy Mobile App is the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) in the palm of your hand!

Observy Mobile App is a Security Aggression Management Mobile System that identifies, defines and measures human-based body language, behavior and communication indicators of Emerging Aggressive Behavior in progressive stages (Bullying, Harassment, Abuse and Violence) using the Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA) and subsequently suggests Best Practice actions for prevention and response relevant to aggression’s type and threat level. Using methods sited by the US Secret Service and the FBI, Observy offers “reliable” prevention of Bullying, Harassment, Abuse and Violence.

The Secret Service and the FBI have stated that the only reliable way to identify a future shooter is by identifying “someone on the path to violence.” This Observy Mobile App contains scientifically-validated, objective, measurable observables of "someone on the path to violence."

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Speakers for the Observy Mobile App Webinar:

John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO, Center for Aggression Management (1993):

Headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, the Center for Aggression Management was founded by John D. Byrnes, D.Hum. 23 years ago in 1993.

Byrnes is a successful businessman, author and lecturer who became interested in the subject of aggression management after concluding that there were no comprehensive training programs dedicated to preventing aggression in the workplace. His research revealed that conventional approaches to deal with conflict and violence were not working. He therefore created the Center for Aggression Management® to fill this void and provide organizations with the much-needed Aggression Management® Skills. These human-based skills have demonstrated to employers that they can prevent aggression rather than merely react to it; by a cross-section of employers they have proven to be effective in diminishing aggression and increasing productivity. Following 9/11, Byrnes developed the predecessor to the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), a scientifically-validated effective method of identifying a terrorist. According to the FBI and Secret Service in order to prevent violence, you must identify someone “on the path to violence,” i.e., you must identify the successive precursors to violence! This knowledge enables you to reliably get out in front of violence, or the threat of violence, and prevent it! Our scientifically validated Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) represents identifying "someone on the path to violence." The Observy Mobile App represents CAPS in the palm of your hands!

Byrnes was selected by the US Department of Labor to represent the United States at the Violence as a Workplace Risk Conference held in Montreal, Canada. This conference is a joint effort by the United States, Canada and Mexico through the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), the NAFTA labor side agreement.

Byrnes authored the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, now being use by Behavior Intervention Teams in over 177 college and university campuses to assess the risk of violence. Byrnes developed the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), which now allows employers to achieve the highest form of Evidence-based Best Practices.

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

Orlando, FL – John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of Center for Aggression Management proposes the most effective way to prevent incidents such as the Parkland shooting is not gun control or mental health profiling, but rather school boards like Parkland’s making an immediate commitment to creating a common language and process for threat detection and prevention.

In an article describing why mental health assessments can’t reliably predict potential shooters, Byrnes references the Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy. It was noted that most people who are violent do not have a mental illness, but those that are mentally ill are more typically victims of this behavior. Byrnes believes that the dialogue surrounding the Parkland shooting will be most effective when it shifts from mental health assessments or gun control as the solution, to more scientifically-validated and empirical solutions such as threat/aggression management and the creation of a common language and process for detecting and preventing this behavior.

In a study conducted as a collaboration between the US Secret Service, Dept of Education and the National Institute of Justice called the “Safe School Initiative Study”, it was found that the only “reliable” way to identify a future shooter was to identify someone “on the path to violence.” By implementing a process like the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), a common language and thorough process for assessing a potential threat and reaching someone trained to handle this threat are created. CAPS’s most important contribution is that it determines a person Stage (Level) of Aggression and thus the presumption of threat (Low, Moderate, High Threat Levels), which creates the sense of urgency that was missing from the 45 times that Nikolas Cruz was reported.

While many schools, college campuses, and workplaces have their own Behavior Intervention services in place, many of these programs operate based off of vague reports of “weird” or “menacing” behavior. This completely subjective language fails to effectively target the source of the problem. Byrnes believes that people need to be trained to effectively evaluate communication, body language and behavior in order to encourage a potential aggressor to seek help, or de-escalate the issue themselves.

To publish Byrnes’ article or schedule an interview with Byrnes please call Sarah Bishop with Crank Communications at 407-830-7312 (office) or 631-875-3712 (cell) or e-mail sarah@crankcommunications.com. To learn more visit prevent-aggression.com

About John D. Byrnes

John D. Byrnes is an author, lecturer, veteran (USS Nautilus 571) and founder of the Center for Aggression Management. Byrnes regularly speaks on Behavior Intervention at engagements such as being selected by the US Department of Labor to represent the United States at the Violence as a Workplace Risk Conference in Montreal, Canada, as well as Keynote Speaker at the first Protective Security Conference (ProSecCon). Byrnes authored the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, which is now being used by Behavior Intervention Teams in over 177 college and university campuses as well as developed the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS). Byrnes has been interviewed as an expert by major news outlets such as FOX35, WESH, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more.

About Center for Aggression Management

The Center for Aggression Management was founded by John D. Byrnes in 1993 to provide organizations with Aggression Management skills through training. The Center for Aggression Management developed the Primal and Cognitive Aggression Continua. All of the body language, behavior and communication indicators offer a reliable and definable method of assessing “aggressive behavior”. This identifies and ranks the precursors to bullying, harassment, abuse and violence in order to provide the opportunity to prevent such incidents. The center uses a mobile-based software product called the Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA). Because the MEA uses no mental health, culture, gender, education, age, or sexual orientation in its aggression assessment, it does not conflict with HIPAA or Privacy regulations.

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