The motto of Healthcare Security and Safety Week 2016 is “Your Security is our Success” and Awareity would like to help you improve Security and Safety all 52 weeks of the year! There are significant differences between Security and Safety, Safety is focused on Preventing (First Preventers) while Security is focused on Defending and Responding (First Responders). The differences are validated in hundreds of post-event reports that also reveal common gaps, silos and disconnects… as well as reveal something else… most incidents and tragedies were PREVENTABLE. Focusing on First Preventers Currently almost everyone relies on Security and Law Enforcement Officers to stop violence, but SecurityRead More →

Burlington/Seattle. New York. New Jersey. Minnesota. Orlando. San Bernardino. Chicago… and on and on. How do communities, states, and nations stop mounting violence? It requires leadership across organizations, communities, states, and nations to actually make changes. Leaders from all levels of government (and organizations too) have been “talking about preventing violence” and “talking about changes” for years, but in reality people are creatures of habit and rarely change until the pains get so bad they have to go from talking about changes to making changes. How much more pain will you and your community allow and endure before you start making changes? What Changes NeedRead More →

Attention: All Higher Education Chancellors, Presidents, Boards, Regents, Vice Presidents, etc. this court decision may be have just set a very important precedent for all Higher Education institutions when it comes to Preventing violence. Tyrell K. Okoro, 23, was awarded $823,869 for non-economic damages and $76,131 for medical expenses by a Baltimore jury on Sept. 7. Okoro’s complaint argued that, the university and its police officers “should have known that its failure to properly address violent crime on its campus had created an environment that would subject its students, including Okoro, to an unreasonable risk that they would become the victim of violent crime.” Okoro’sRead More →

This question was the topic of Awareity’s latest Higher Education webinar in August 2016 and part of an ongoing series of webinars focused on mounting challenges in Higher Education. The evidence is alarming and overwhelmingly clear that: Sex assaults are happening on every campus People know about the sexual assaults Lives are being ruined and lost have been lost Reputations of institutions are being seriously damaged Reputations of Administrators are being seriously damaged Lawsuits are expensive and coming from victims and perpetrators Bottom lines are taking BIG hits Federal investigations are targeting 225+ institutions Why are 225+ Higher Education institutions under federal investigations? The evidenceRead More →

Fifteen years after 9-11-2001 we still honor all First Responders for their responses and we remember the tragic losses of 265 people on four planes, 2,606 people in the World Trade Center and 125 people at the Pentagon…and we honor the losses to their family and loved ones too. Fifteen years later, we have learned there are tens of thousands of people who responded and worked at ground zero who are now coping with long-term health effects including physical ailments and complications from mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorders. We also learn about the ongoing suffering and struggles of the health effects have onRead More →

Give us 5 minutes… …and you’ll see why YOU need a proven “Connecting the Dots Platform” for your organization, because no one wants a preventable incident on their resume or conscience. Want to get notified as soon as we post helpful information like this? Subscribe to our blog in the right sidebar!Read More →

The most common excuse from leadership after their organization experiences an incident or tragedy is: “We failed to Connect the Dots.” The most common finding in hundreds of post-event reports after incidents and tragedies including Columbine, 9-11 Commission, Penn State, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood, Paris, San Bernardino, Orlando and others was: “They failed to Connect the Dots.” Of course the multi-million-dollar question (based on hundreds of multi-million-dollar lawsuits and tragedy responses), is why are organizations “failing to connect the dots”?? The short list of answers are: Failing to Collect the Dots – you cannot connect the dots when you don’t have dots to connect FailingRead More →