PRE-CONFERENCEFour Sources of Stress in Law Enforcement
Dr. Gary Aumiller
Operational Stress. Traumatic Stress. Institutional Stress. Lifestyle Stress. Dr. Aumiller, in his creative and entertaining way, will give the specifics of all four sources of stress, the causes, the symptoms, how they are different from each other and need different interventions, and then a whole lot of techniques to work with each of the stresses. You will leave with the knowledge of how to assess which source of stress is predominant and what to say after you say hello. His format is a way to look at all workplaces and although this lecture is particular to policing, the format can be applied to the corporate environment.
EAST: A simple framework for applying Behavioural Insights to reduce crime
Mr. Samuel Hanes
Behavioural insights (BI) helps us understand human behaviour and decision making. The application of BI in the UK and Singapore has demonstrated that low-cost, subtle changes to communications and delivery mechanisms can substantially improve policy interventions. This workshop will introduce participants to the evidence from the behavioural sciences and the EAST framework. These four simple principles for applying behavioural insights are based on the Behavioural Insights Team's own work and the wider academic literature, and we will use case studies from crime and justice policy areas to understand how this can be applied in practice.
The Anatomy of Crisis Negotiation and the Application of Hypnosis in Crisis Negotiation
Dr. Gilbert Wong
Crisis Negotiation is 100% art and 100% science. Dr. Wong will devote the morning session to share his knowledge and experience of crisis negotiation in Hong Kong. He will cover key concepts and skills of crisis negotiation and elaborate his 7Cs Strategies on crisis negotiation. In the session, Dr. WONG will further outline the historical overview of hypnosis, misconceptions of hypnosis, and the application of hypnosis in the field of crisis negotiation in order to explore the potential application of hypnosis in law enforcement.
Lindy Macgregor (Lead Trainer)
This full-day safeTALK pre-conference workshop raises awareness, reduces stigma & teaches skills to any person in the community who has a desire to prevent suicide. ‘Safe’ stands for Suicide Alertness For Everyone and TALK refers to the simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe. safeTALK teaches powerful skills about how to recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and offer them support to find further help from a trained caregiver. It explains why we should avoid the common traps of Missing, Dismissing and Avoiding suicide - and instead, reach out and connect with the person by following the TALK steps.
Participants will learn:
· How to recognise ‘invitations’ from a person with thoughts of suicide, i.e. that they are in need of help
· Skills to connect with them in a helpful, caring way, using active listening skills
· How to apply the TALK steps to ensure that they are connected to a suicide first-aider who can do an intervention and assess risk
· Where to locate helping resources & resources in the community
· Some steps to take care of themselves in order to fulfil their role of caring for others.
Assessing and Preventing Lone Actor Attacks: Behavioral Based Threat Assessment Strategies
Dr. Russell Palarea
Lone actor extremist attacks pose a considerable challenge to law enforcement and security professionals. For 26 years, law enforcement professionals in the United States have been using Behavioral Based Threat Assessment strategies to prevent targeted violence attacks. This workshop will provide attendees practical models for assessing violence risk and preventing attacks using these behavioral based strategies. Particular focus will be given on mindset and how individuals are radicalized toward committing violent attacks. Several case studies will be given that highlight lone actor mindset, motivation, and attacks.