Violence Prevention (The Defensive Mindset)

This course is designed to build awareness about personal security, identify threats in possible dangerous situations, recognize the signs of a confrontation, and using verbal diffusion techniques to de-escalate the confrontation before it becomes physical.

Course Outline

  1. Waiver and Disclaimer
  2. Objectives
  3. Prepare
    1. Statistics
    2. Psychology of a Criminal Predators
    3. Mental Preparedness
    4. Everyone is a Target
    5. Frequent Hot-Zones
    6. Tools
    7. Your Responsibility and the Law
  4. Recognize
    1. Situational Awareness
    2. The OODA Loop
    3. Mental Map
    4. Using Your Sixth Sense
    5. Quick Survey
      1. Drug Paraphernalia
      2. Weapons
      3. Animals
      4. People
    6. Making a Mental Map
    7. Indicators
      1. People
      2. Vehicles
      3. Warning Signs – Verbal
      4. Warning Signs – Non-Verbal
    1. Cycle of Aggression
      1. Phase 1 – Calm and Non-threatening
      2. Phase 2 – Verbally Agitated
      3. Phase 3 – Verbally Hostile
      4. Phase 4 – Verbally Threatening
      5. Phase 5 – Physically Threatening
      6. Phase 6 – Physically Violence
  1. Avoid
    1. De-Escalation
    2. De-Escalation Technique
      1. Listen
      2. Empathy
      3. Ask
      4. Paraphrase
      5. Summarize
    1. De-Escalation Tips
    2. De-Escalation Activities
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