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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. 

It can be difficult, even dangerous, to be the target of racially or ethnically motivated violence (REMV), harassment, or intimidation. 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. 

Individuals and families have very real concerns right now about their physical and emotional safety, and many wonder what they can do to protect themselves and their loved ones. Others, who are not necessarily the targets of harassment or violence, recognize that hateful behavior is never OK; it is unacceptable and illegal. Those who witness acts of harassment or REMV can help; they don’t simply have to be bystanders; they can be upstanders.  Whether someone is concerned about their own safety or the safety of others who may be the targets of REMV and hostility, there are things that they can do that can make a real difference.

RADAR™ provides an easy-to-learn, easy-to-remember, and easy-to-employ approach to handling hostile encounters safely and effectively. It is a strength-based, empowerment model that is taught in a nonfrightening, non-traumatizing way. RADAR™ 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 improving employee safety and security through training in the RADAR approach to navigating harassment, intimidation, and hostile encounters. Contact us today for training availability and pricing at +1.973.601.7222 or    

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