The Missing Link in
Security, Business Continuity & Emergency Management
Behavioral Science Applications LLC (BSA) applies the methods and doctrines of the behavioral sciences to the problems of homeland and private security, business continuity, and emergency management.
The ability to form accurate behavioral assumptions can give an organization's leaders a critical strategic and tactical advantage in managing a variety of operational risks. An understanding of crisis-related behavior can inform actions that organizations can take in order to more effectively achieve the desired outcome. In other cases, an understanding of human behavior can simply lead to a more complete explanation for why people react in certain ways in disasters, emergencies, and violent incidents. Failure to adequately address human behavior in crisis response can lead to plans and procedures that are inappropriate, ineffective, and potentially dangerous.
BSA's multi-disciplinary team helps our clients with analyses and insights into human behavior to facilitate effective crisis-related plans, policies, procedures, and exercises. By applying a multidisciplinary social science approach to understanding the diversity and complexity of human behavior, BSA can help optimize your organization's preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.
Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violence (REMV)
Who we are and how others see us can impact our safety in public spaces and how we might experience harassment or aggression. The increase in reported hate incidents ranging from verbal attacks to fatal assaults is leaving many afraid for their families and their own personal safety.
With the recent increase in REMV, especially directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), it can seem threatening and scary out there, but that doesn’t mean people should live in fear. It also doesn’t mean that they should ignore their fears. With tensions still high related to the pandemic, economic strife, and the current social and political environment, many people are on edge. It is important at times like these that everyone knows how to handle difficult or dangerous encounters to keep themselves and others safe.
Our RADAR™ awareness and skill-building program provides instruction on how to recognize, avoid, defuse, and redirect anger and aggression. It increases confidence and decreases fear. No special strength, speed, or skill is required to utilized the RADAR™ approach for increasing personal safety and security. Learn more about RADAR.
COVID-19 Enhanced Support Services
Public health authorities here and abroad have begun to implement increasingly restrictive measures to reduce travel and contact between people in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many organizations have found it necessary to close their workplaces and allow employees to work remotely. In some sectors and positions, employees are working under significant stress to keep essential functions up and running. Those workers need proactive and continuous operational stress support.
During these challenging times, Behavioral Science Applications LLC is expanding our distance learning capabilities to provide just-in-time training on critical COVID-19-related issues, as well as continuing our most relevant professional development programs to support organizations and communities.
Just in Time Training
One of our most popular and important programs, “Behavior and Communications in Public Health Emergencies” is now available as a 90-minute webinar. This program provides managers at all levels with critical information about the unique ways in which pandemics and other health emergencies impact people’s willingness and ability to work. It is essential that leaders operate with accurate behavioral assumptions about what people are most likely to do and not do during public health crises. The program addresses key concepts in impact and intervention, as well as important strategies to help keep their workforce and communities calm, focused, and engaged.
Operational Stress Control Support
Behavioral Science Applications LLC provides telephonic operational support sessions in online meeting rooms to address issues of task saturation, burn-out, and the powerful effects of stress on key personal, such as executive leaders, Incident Management -Crisis Management Team members, and others. These sessions are facilitated by highly experienced behavioral health experts familiar with working in the most extreme stress environments.