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Working together to investigate and create a supportive plan to remove a person from the pathway to violence.
— Rebecca Bolante

The reality of the world we live in is business and community leaders need to be aware of individuals who exhibit warning behaviors of violence and know how to respond with the knowledge and strategy to stabilize and prevent violence.

At Bolante.NET, we believe threat assessment and management is proactive, not reactive, and requires a comprehensive review of the situation, context, and subject’s psycho-social and behavioral dynamics. By preparing for the worst and educating ourselves, we take the power away from the perpetrator and place it in our own hands. The team at Bolante.NET passionately advocates that every business and community organization have a threat management plan in place on how to prevent, react and respond to an active violent or natural disaster threat.

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Behavioral Threat Assessment

Topics Include:

· Research on the training needs for threat assessment teams

· Basic principles, research and history

· Understand the pathway to violence

· Pre-incident indicators & warning behaviors

· Case studies

· Vignettes: Using the investigative guide

· Difference between TAT and BIT

· Local resources for your team (FBI, ATAP, ASIS, JTTF)

· Resources after a traumatic event (Disaster Behavioral Health)


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Psychological First Aid (PFA)

An evidence-informed modular approach to help individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and terrorism to foster short and long term adaptive functioning. PFA can be provided by first responders and disaster relief workers. PFA is not mental health therapy but is a “supportive intervention” delivered by both mental health professionals and disaster response workers who have completed an 8-hour PFA certification course. Available in Spanish, for community religious leaders, K-12 and more.

Training topics include:

· What is Psychological First Aid?

· Who provides PFA & who is the target audience?

· Strengths of PFA

· Guidelines for delivering PFA

· Behaviors to avoid in delivering PFA

· Working with special populations (children, older adults, survivors with disabilities, cultural & ethnic considerations etc.)

· Preparing to deliver PFA & provider self-care.

·The core 8 actions of PFA

 


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Front-line Defense for First Responders: Identifying and Addressing Sources of Stress

Learn to identify and address the primary sources of First Responder Stress: Personal Stress, Compassion Stress, Organizational Stress, and Critical Incident Stress.

•   Identify symptoms of stress
•   Understanding how stress can affect behavior, attitude and health
•   Learning strategies for supporting employees and colleagues
•   Improving self-care


Social Media, Threat Management and Disaster Response

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This workshop provides information on monitoring social media, data mining tools, and online research techniques for practitioners. Includes best practices for obtaining information online while protecting anonymity and adhering to the code of ethics and legalities. This course includes how to locate, extract, analyze, and react to social media data.

Day 1: Investigations

Day 2: Real Time & Crisis Response


Post Disaster Behavioral Support Rooms

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After a disaster happens, there needs to be a designated safe place for victims to meet and receive necessary services. In this class, we teach participants how to put into action resources for responding to disasters.

·                Implementing PFA

·                Response Team Guides &Forms

·                Incident Response Guide & Checklist

·                Support Room Forms

·                Sample Letters & Emails

 

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