Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Best Practices if an Employee is Taken Hostage

What is my duty of care to employees who have been taken hostage?

What are the latest kidnapping trends?

How would I help my employee get back to work after being held captive?

Get the answers to these questions and more at our seminar on May 30th in DC. We will review the latest hostage taking trends. We will use case studies and first-hand experience to review duty of care for your employees and their families should they be taken hostage. We will discuss post-captivity support and reintegration, including health and mental health, assistance with practical challenges, best practices regarding returning to work, and strategies to manage the long-term impacts of captivity. You will hear from:
  • Kieran Ramsey, Director, Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell with Diane Ryan, Family Engagement Coordinator, Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell and Hugh Dugan, Principal Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs;
  • Audrey and Percy Pika, sons of an illegal detainee in the Republic of Congo;
  • Chris Costa, Former Special Assistant to President Trump and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the NSC alongside Mary McCord, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice;
  • Michael Scott Moore, former hostage held in Somalia for 977 days;
  • Michael A. Mason, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Verizon, and more.

May 30, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
K&L Gates, 1601 K St. NW, Washington, DC, 20006
Agenda and registration:

Please note, this seminar is not open to media.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Responding to a suicidal person, Fargo police find it's sometimes 'best to back off'

This article offers a reminder that despite our greatest efforts, it does not always go the way we want. That doesn't mean we did anything wrong either- it's the person (subject) who ultimately decides what to do next. This article also gives me a chance to remind everyone working crisis incidents- check in with yourself and each other to make sure you have a self-care plan in place. 

FARGO — Police here did something they don’t often do when dealing with an armed, suicidal man inside an apartment building on a recent Thursday evening.

After exhausting attempts to communicate with him and consulting with his family, officers decided to leave in order to not escalate the situation.

...“We feel that we had the right people out there. It’s just that there isn’t always a good ending to some of these calls — despite our efforts, despite family efforts,” Todd said.

Read more [HERE].