Category: Workplace Violence

Mental Health Treatment Is Not the Cure-All in Stopping Gun Violence

Posted by George L. Vergolias on February 23, 2018

In the New York Times was a well-written op-ed piece by Dr. Amy Barnhorst of UC Davis clearly outlining the limitations of traditional mental health treatment to prevent mass shootings. She does an excellent job of explaining the design of the involuntary commitment process, the role, and benefit of psychotherapy and the limitations of both. The […]

The Role of Engagement and Leakage in Mass Shootings

The Role of Engagement and Leakage in Mass Shootings

Posted by George L. Vergolias on February 16, 2018

By George Vergolias, PsyD, LP   On February 14th, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz woke up, seemingly did his regular morning routine, and later took an Uber to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, arriving at 2:19 pm EST. He then walked into the school and opened fire with an AR-15, killing 17 and wounding […]

The Contagion Effect of Mass Shootings

Posted by George L. Vergolias on November 10, 2017

Ironic as it sounds in the United States, we’ve seen a burst of mass shootings and attacks in the past few months. Since June of this year we’ve seen 6 such attacks: 6/14/17 Alexandria, Virginia – firearm attack on a US Congressman and his aides at a baseball field; 1 killed, 5 injured 8/12/17 Charlottesville, […]

Preventing Workplace Violence: Warning Signs of Predatory Violence

Posted by Cassie Yatsko-Shurr on October 18, 2017

Although still a rare occurrence, the frequency of active attacker scenarios has increased in the past decade. Since the beginning of 2017 alone, there have been at least eight high profile incidents of workplace shootings. In this current environment, employers need to take a more proactive approach to ensuring the safety of their employees. An […]

21 Ways To Prevent Workplace Violence In Your Organization

Posted by Bruce Blythe on August 4, 2017

R3 Chairman, Bruce T. Blythe, recently published expert commentary entitled, “21 Ways To Prevent Workplace Violence In Your Organization” for SourceSecurity.com. Follow the link below to read his commentary: 21 Ways To Prevent Workplace Violence In Your Organization About the Author: Bruce Blythe is an internationally acclaimed crisis management expert, certified clinical psychologist and veteran of the […]

Components of a Comprehensive Workplace Violence Program

Posted by Bruce Blythe on July 19, 2017

Read Bruce T. Blythe’s latest article entitled,  “Components of a Comprehensive Workplace Violence Program” by clicking here. About the Author: Bruce Blythe is an internationally acclaimed crisis management expert, certified clinical psychologist, and veteran of the Marine Corps’ Military Police. Bruce has personally been involved in various crises over the past twenty years such as the […]

Managing hostile employees

Posted by Cassie Yatsko-Shurr on March 29, 2017

We work with many clients on high-risk terminations to prevent workplace violence. But what if it never needed to escalate to that? A common trigger for many people who commit workplace violence is the perception they are being reprimanded or terminated “out of nowhere.”  Up until this point, it is likely that no one has […]

Workplace Violence

Posted by Kevin Hayford on March 22, 2017

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 2 million people are the victim of some type of workplace violence each year. This can range from verbal abuse, physical assaults to homicides and continues to be a growing concern for employers each year. There is no foolproof way to ensure that you or […]