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24 May. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

Understanding the Critical Incident Response

A crisis occurs within your organization: it is sudden, random, and senseless. It affects not only the victims, but other additional coworkers and shareholders as well. The incident can shatter an individual’s sense of safety and well-being and temporarily destroy their ability to function at their usual level. This reaction is called "critical incident response." Although individuals will react with different intensities and recover at varying rates, most people will go through some form of a critical incident response, which may alternate between two states:

17 May. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

The Airline’s Role in Security Screenings

The latest attempt by Al Qaeda to manufacture an underwear bomb designed to be detonated on a US-bound aircraft has re-ignited the debate on whether or not the current security measures are sufficient in ensuring the safety of passenger flights in the United States.

11 May. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

The Risks of Social Networking to Your Business

Internet-based social networking sites have exploded in popularity over the past few years. This growth has been so prevalent that few businesses can afford to ignore this phenomenon. Unfortunately, any popular trend also attracts the criminal element that look to capitalize on this opportunity. That being said, it is essential for businesses to understand what threats the use of social media poses to their business and how to mitigate these dangers.

4 May. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

Considerations for Home Security While on Vacation

Many families understand the necessity of preparing their home for the event of an emergency. They may prepare first aid kits, assign escape routes, or stock pile food and water. However, many families often overlook the importance of preparing their home for the event of an emergency while they are away. As the excitement and anticipation that comes with a vacation increases, families may disregard the chance of a burglary or other disaster happening in their home. Fortunately, there are simple precautions families can take before leaving for a vacation that will help to ensure the safety of their home and their possessions while away.

27 Apr. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

The Disengagement Process of a Crisis Responder

A crisis responder’s work takes place in response to traumatic events that disrupt the regular course of daily life. Their primary responsibilities involve providing psychological first aid to individuals affected by the crisis, debriefings to responders, and management consultation. This work is extremely difficult as they often put in long hours and sometimes provide assistance to victims over an extended period of time. A crisis responder understands that this work is time-limited and that there will come a point when they will return to their own families and occupations.

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