It is not Bullying, it is Aggression!

As long as we address these issues as “bullying,” “conflict resolution,” etc. we will continue to be befuddled by reacting to them and their potential of violence.  “Conflict resolution” presupposed conflict! You are reacting to conflict, not … [Read more...]

Some Clarification May Be in Order

A good friend contacted me last night to share that he felt there was a disconnect (non sequitur) between the stated myth and my opinion.  Some clarification may be in order.  In my blog opinion on Myth #1 of the “5 Myths about Zero … [Read more...]

5 Myths about Zero Tolerance Disciplinary Policies

In a recent Washington Post article, writer Valerie Strauss chronicles The American Psychological Association’s task force researching the effectiveness of zero-tolerance disciplinary policies, “Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in the Schools? … [Read more...]

Making College Campuses Safer

A good friend of mine recently took his high school son on a tour of colleges he was thinking of attending. Invariably, when at a parent’s information session, a parent (usually a mother) would ask what the school is doing to ensure a safe … [Read more...]

Campus Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), Identifying Seung-Hui Cho, Shooter at Virginia Tech

I want to take a moment and illustrate the importance of a Risk Management System (RMS) that identifies and records low level aggressive acts because they are often the precursors of more serious and violent acts. The recording is important … [Read more...]

Eastern Kentucky University is the “Vanguard of Campus Safety” with Campus Aggression Prevention System (CAPS)

As a beta site nationally for its implementation of the Campus Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), Eastern Kentucky University is at “the vanguard of campus safety.” So says John D. Byrnes, founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management, … [Read more...]

I am proud to announce that we have been featured in a USA Today article.

I am proud to announce an honorable mention in a USA Today article today, January 27, 2011. I have attached a link to the article.   There are actually two articles, the first article (front page) is an overview and then the article where our … [Read more...]

Why Do Workplace Violence Programs Fail to Prevent Workplace Violence? The Problem and Solution!

Workplace Violence Prevention program too often fail their purpose of “prevention.”  Too often that are merely plans to react to workplace violence, which is ineffective, irresponsible and indefensible. Why? Because from the Moment of Commitment … [Read more...]

The suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi is reverberating across this Nation.

The suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi is reverberating across this Nation.  We too often get captured by issues that may be germane but fundamentally miss the solution.  The problem with bullying is that it presupposes a bully … [Read more...]