As mentioned in Part 5 of this blog series, there are 6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention, Awareness is step 1, Collecting the Dots is step 2, Assessing the Dots is step 3 and Connecting the Dots is step 4.
Step 5 is Intervention & Monitoring and Step 6 is Preventing & Monitoring.
What does Intervention and Prevention and Monitoring involve?
Collaboration in creating an intervention plan, 100% cooperation across organizations to implement the intervention plan, continuously monitoring behaviors to see if intervention plan is working, continuously monitoring situation to determine if risk levels / individuals are escalating or de-escalating based on latest information, immediate access to all previous and current information to determine how intervention plan is working, documentation of all intervention efforts and outcomes relating situation and more.
What does Prevention and Monitoring involve?
Regular status updates on at-risk individual(s) – even if the individual is no longer part of the same organization – status updates should be collected, assessed, connected and acted upon accordingly. To continue improving your organization’s overall Prevention efforts, Threat Assessment, Management and Prevention Team members should review all actions taken and compare with current protocols for their organization’s safety, public safety, asset preservation, legal due diligence and more. Threat Assessment, Management and Prevention team members should also review all actions and record all lessons learned to improve future Prevention efforts.
If you have read all 6 parts of the “6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention” good for you (and if you haven’t you should). If after reading all 6 parts you are thinking the 6 essential steps seem obvious and you think your organization is prepared to address ALL 6 essential steps…then hopefully you are the one leading your organization’s Threat Assessment or Prevention team.
But, please keep in mind that almost every organization (if not every) that experienced an embarrassing incident, an expensive lawsuit or tragedy thought they were prepared and thought they were equipped to prevent.
The facts from hundreds of post incident reports provide overwhelming evidence that most (if not all) incidents, lawsuits and tragedies were PREVENTABLE…but these organizations were not prepared and not equipped with right tools. Every post incident report detailing a prevention failure reveals gaps within one or more of the “6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention” and gaps between one of more of the “6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention”.
Your organization’s people, your organization’s reputation, your organization’s bottom line and your obligations are all reasons to take a more serious and in depth look at your organization’s ability to proactively and predictively prevent incidents, lawsuits and tragedies. The best way to find out about your organization’s Prevention capabilities BEFORE you find yourself in reaction mode or damage control mode is the Awareity Prevention Assessment…click here to learn more.
Action is the real measure of intelligence…please do not just think you know or say you know…
To take action and see for yourself how a “Prevention Platform” can make all the difference for you, your organization and everyone involved with your organization…click here.