Corporate Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) for Healthcare


The Florida Hospital Association and the Center for Aggression Management would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend the Corporate Aggression Prevention System free webinar and demonstration. This complementary webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 noon EDT. During the session, you will learn how to identify aggression in the workplace and prevent it from escalating into violent and potentially deadly acts.



Across the Nation, there is an increasing fear among management due to the increase of aggression in the workplace. Managers, employees and customers are inevitably asking about the safety of their work environments. Presently, the steps taken by employers in addressing aggressive behavior are inadequate. Steps such as extensive lighting, extra security and barricading facilities might make us feel safe, but they don’t actually make us safe.

The belief that aberrant behavior, misconduct, and mental illness are reliable predictors of impending aggressive behavior (up to and including acts of extreme violence such as a workplace shooter) is misplaced. Aberrant behavior can be strange; misconduct can be disruptive and mentally ill individuals can be violent. None of these behaviors are reliable predictors of future violence and/or a workplace shooter. In fact, Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech who killed 32 and wounded 25 others, was evaluated on three different occasions and in each case he was deemed to be “anxious, depressed but not a risk to himself or others. The presence of mental illness is not a reliable predictor to a workplace shooter!”

The popular belief that Crisis Management (emergency management) is an effective tool in preventing a workplace shooter is also flawed. These tools are reactive and after-the-fact. They manage a crisis AFTER it occurs, using public relations officers and psychologists to assist with the resulting trauma. None of these ‘tools’ can help prevent aggression, violence or a workplace shooting. Nor can they provide the predictors to foresee it. 

From the Moment of Commitment (when a shooter begins firing) to the Moment of Completion (when the last round is discharged) is in as little as 5 seconds. If an employer intends to “crisis manage” a workplace shooting, they will do so over those slain during the horrific first 5 seconds! This is not effective, responsible nor defensible.

Join us and learn about this new and unique system developed to prevent the next workplace shooting. The Corporate Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) for health care achieves “prevention” through its three-part integrated Risk Management System (RMS), which includes:



  • Scalable Observation by “First Observers”, trained with objective, culturally neutral observables;


  • Forensic Recording and Tracking using the Meter of Emerging Aggression and its Longitudinal Tracking; and,


  • “Qualified Responders,” trained with the skills to identify and measure emerging aggression, and apply the appropriate corresponding skill sets to prevent it from escalating. Using the Meter of Emerging Aggression, the “Qualified Responders” have the ability to longitudinally track, record and intervene before the aggressors’ intentions turn hostile.

CAPS is the most effective system for achieving maximum workplace safety and security in a practical, scalable and affordable way. Come experience the Corporate Aggression Prevention System Webinar and learn how to make your workplace a safer place to work!

Lessons learned continue to demonstrate health care organizations must find better ways to deal with at-risk individuals, aggression, bullying, mental health challenges, violence, suicides and murders because the tragedies we continue to see are real…and almost all are PREVENTABLE.

The Center for Aggression Management and Awareity have partnered to bring you CAPS (Corporate Aggression Prevention System).  Join John Byrnes from the Center for Aggression Management and Rick Shaw and Katie Johnson from Awareity as they demonstrate live how your organization can empirically improve safety and security and provide your patients, employees, faculty and staff with peace of mind.

Viewership is limited, you can sign up here <https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/741800502
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12 Comments

  1. Though this CAPS webinar should help people learn how to protect themselves from workplace violence, it doesn’t mean that everyone is protected. It is the managers job to help identify at risk employees. People who are under a lot of stress or have a history of violence might be more prone to attacks. Vigilance is always needed.

  2. For the corporate aggression prevention scheme to work, the identification of at risk employees and the swift treatment is needed. Every year, there are many casualties arising from poor work conditions or poor mental health of the workers. We can help reduce the damage by helping each other.

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  6. A very informative update.. i have also heard about this.. CAPS stands for Cryopyrin Associated Periodic Syndromes.. And it is a combination of rare and also genetic diseases that contain FCAS.

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