Violence in our society has
reached crisis proportions.

This conference is to raise awareness on today's warning signs and predictors of emergency situations, and provide training and information dissemination. It is geared toward public safety personnel, law enforcement, mental health providers, child protection personnel and school personnel.

Domestic Abuse: She has 'fallen down the stairs' three times this week... Child Molestation: This man has been here for an hour watching two children play... Terrorism: After looking over both his shoulders, a man left his bag and walked away rapidly. Child Abuse: Every day this girl seems afraid to go home after school. This young girl is resistant and appears frightened by the man forcing her into the car.

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Carl DeSantis Bldg: Knight Auditorium, 1st Floor, 3301 College Ave. Davie, FL 33314

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Violence Indicators/Predictors Emergency Response

Learning Objectives

Alexis Carpinteri
"Sex Crimes Against Children"

  • Recognize manners and methods used to exploit children
  • Discuss safety precautions that can be employed to safeguard children

Dr. David Shapiro
"Risk Assessment"

  • Explain parameters of a risk assessment
  • Apply strategies for intervention in high risk situations
  • Describe what not to do in potentially violent situations

Joe Matthews
"Individual and Family Victimization"

  • Discuss how people become victimized using cold case homicides
  • Explain how to avoid becoming a victim through state of mind

Dr. Rob Cipriano
"Suicidal Active Shooter"

  • Become familiar with the Tactical Operation Command Center (TOCC), Negotiation Operation Center (NOC), Fluid Communication between tactical personnel and negotiators
  • Learn to use of 2 sets of primary and secondary negotiators, intelligence gathering negotiators,
  • Discuss the suicide continuum and spectrum of behavior
  • Learn the use of Active Listening skills in particular, primary level empathy and use of open-ended questions
  • Explain Violence Risk and Threat Assessment Responsiveness for Public Safety Personnel

Conference Agenda

  • 08:30 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. – Registration
  • 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. – Alexis Carpenteri, Sex Crimes Against Children
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. – Break
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. – David Shapiro, Risk Assessment
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. – Joe Matthew, Individual and Family Victimization
  • 02:30 p.m. - 02:45 p.m. – Break
  • 02:45 p.m. - 03:45 p.m. – Rob Cipriano, Suicidal Active Shooter
  • 03:45 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Dangerousness Assessment and Prevention. Panel includes Alexis Carpinteri, Joe Matthews, David Shapiro, Robert Cipriano, and Joe Finley (moderator).

Conference Presenters/Panel/Moderator