At LifeWiseU we are justifiably proud of our ground-breaking and multidimensional Awareness and Action program, probably one of the most comprehensive and accessible online preparedness training of its kind in the United States.
This violence prevention program has been created to help individuals and communities do as exactly as the name suggests; develop the skill of AWARENESS and then take appropriate and decisive ACTION in the prevention of violence.
Participants in this instructor-led program will be guided on a step-by-step path to understand the nature and scope of violence in our society as well as how to recognize, manage, and counter such evils that exist on the spectrum of violence; from harassment, bullying, to physical violence in the workplace, on campus, in their homes, and in public spaces.
To complete this overview of the issue of violence, in its many guises, participants are given an appraisal of the legal structures Federal and State authorities have constructed to protect citizens at work or at their studies on campus. Having described the problem and the legal framework we will go on to instruct students on specific and particular manifestations of violence.
To this end we will introduce methods of combatting the digital era curse of Cyberbullying as well as the more conventional ‘in your face’ intimidation and the pernicious disease of victimization through sexuality or race.
Active Bystander theory is a vital component of any successful community, workplace or study environment defence against random violent attacks. Students will have the tragic history of Active Bystander theory and how it can be deployed to best effect.
Theories and strategies are important but so are skills and we introduce our students to a special skillset that will help them to go about their daily lives more safely and with enhanced confidence. Some of these skills have been developed from military and law enforcement techniques and tailored to everyday civilian application.
The first of these is the ability to recognize when an individual, let’s say in the workplace setting, is being to manifest certain tell tale signs that he or she is about to become violent. These indicators are a valuable tool especially when married to the techniques of de-escalation and conflict resolution learnt by our students.
They are also taught the simple concept of the Three Sixty Clock, which allows students to orientate themselves strategically in their everyday world in a manner, which harnesses the advantages, and disadvantages, of the human field of vision.
This naturally leads to another practical concept called Situational Awareness, which allows a person to be fully present and aware in the world through a rolling, real time assessment of their surroundings. In turn this allows us to teach students the skills of Dynamic Risk Assessment; a fluid and informed decision-making process in the face of threats.
To be successful these skills rely on individuals being ‘present’ in the work or campus setting or the urban streetscape. We teach a reliance on ‘Original Technology’, quite simply our eyes and ears feeding us information in a continual stream.
This rolling information feed can be muted by the indiscriminate use of cell phone technology so we show our students ways of mitigating the insulating effects of social media and the ‘selfie’ mind-set. Whilst completely recognising the modern reliance on this technology we teach students how to balance Original Technology with Digital Technology and find those who take our ideas and blend them into their everyday existence enhance their lives in unexpected ways.
Equipped with these new skills we are able to instruct our students on ways of surviving a mass active shooter event. We unveil some fresh techniques and strategies for defense and attack in an active shooter event whilst paying attention to Federal advice and corporate requirements.
Our last instruction, and in some ways the most important, deals with first response CPR and wound treatment including the vital task of Stop the Bleed in line with a White House initiative. We also help our students understand how they might best help themselves to recover from the trauma of a violent incident through harnessing their inner resilience.
A crucial element of our teaching process is the close involvement of our expert instructors, particularly on the discussion forum.
At LifeWiseU we believe our Awareness and Action – Violence Prevention program creates:
SAFER PEOPLE. CONFIDENT PEOPLE. HAPPIER PEOPLE
We’ve identified that actions such as situational awareness and dynamic risk assessment, while easily generalized with broad brush activities, are much more effective when individual or group specific. As such, we’ve developed easily interchangeable modules to help maintain the flexibility of targeted learning and application. We have modules specific to workplace, campus’, and individual (i.e. women, teens, children).