Adult Programs

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide and is one of the leading causes of job-related deaths. Each week in the United States, 18,000 workers are assaulted and 20 are murdered while on the job. These alarming statistics should not be an accepted cost of doing business.

Our Workplace Safety program will provide employers and employees with tools and strategies to increase their safety on the job immediately and for the rest of their careers.

Participants will learn:

  • Three crucial strategies to employ in the event of an active shooter
  • What constitutes stalking and workplace violence
  • Who is vulnerable?
  • What employers can do to help protect their employees?
  • How employees can protect themselves?
  • Various aspects of crime prevention and physical security measures that can help detect, deter, delay and/or deny Workplace Violence
  • Explain and discuss what employers should do following an incident of workplace violence?

IDENTITY THEFT, FRAUDS, & SCAMS

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

Participants will learn:

  • How thieves steal your identity?
  • What thieves do with a stolen identity?
  • How you find out if your identity was stolen?
  • What you should do if your identity is stolen?
  • How to help prevent being a victim of identity theft
  • About current frauds and scams

PERSONAL SAFETY

Did you know that there are certain attributes criminals look for in their next victims? This course will inform you how to avoid dangerous situations, and how to be a less-attractive target.

Participants will learn:

  • The best thing you can do to increase your safety
  • How to tell the difference between a decent human being and a dangerous criminal
  • Three crucial safety rules
  • Three safety strategies to greatly reduce the odds that a criminal will select you to be his next victim

PROPERTY SAFETY

In the United States, burglary offenses cost victims an estimated $4.3 billion in lost property, with an average dollar loss per burglary offense at $1,991. Burglary alarms are good, but they are not enough. A burglar alarm does not keep someone out; it just notifies you when your security has been breeched. This seminar provides you with specific, cost-effective, things to do to make your residence more burglar-resistant.

Participants will learn:

  • Three key strategies to increase their property safety
  • The first rule in crime prevention to keep yourself safe
  • How to reinforce the doors to resist forced entry
  • How to reinforce the windows to resist forced entry
  • Safety precautions to take to prevent someone from walking into your residence with no forced entry
  • How to increase the chance of recovering your property in the event it is stolen

FACING ADVERSITY WITH FORTITUDE

Adversity not only affects our mental, emotional, and physical lives, but also the bottom line, in lost productivity.

If you are alive and drawing breath, you will face adversity. The key is to face adversity with fortitude. Controlling and directing our thoughts are essential skills to increasing productivity and peak performance.

In his signature story, Chris Bianez shares how his childhood dream to be a police officer and make the world a better place by getting rid of illegal drugs was shattered at the age of 12 when he discovered that his parents were drug addicts. Six heart-breaking years followed including running away from home, jail, abuse, and several foster homes.

Despite these challenges, Chris not only survived but thrived. In high school he was an undefeated springboard diving champion and Southern California State Gymnastics Champion on the horizontal bar. He graduated from college and in 1997 realized his childhood dream and became a police officer. His full-time assignment with the department is safety education, providing individuals with the tools and strategies to increase the safety for their families, workplaces, neighborhoods and property.

Chris was not satisfied in accomplishing his goal, but has since inspired hundreds of thousands of individuals to press forward through difficulties and challenges to accomplish their goals and to Face Adversity with Fortitude!

Participants will learn:

  • They can move past negative experiences and create a positive life
  • An important strategy to take control of their lives
  • The key to Facing Adversity with Fortitude

BANK SAFETY

The thought of a bank robbery can strike fear into bank employees and can affect employee retention. Panic is what people do in a crisis situation without training. As a law enforcement officer, Chris Bianez has spent his career training for and managing crisis.

Following this training, bank employees report feeling more empowered and confident in their knowledge of how to handle and survive a robbery, should it ever occur. One employee reported, "Having a real police officer deliver this important message, is far more effective than watching the video each year!".

Participants will learn:

  • Safety strategies for opening
  • Safety strategies for closing
  • How to "harden" the target
  • Four crucial steps to follow in the event of a robbery

Youth Programs

PERSONAL SAFETY

Did you know that there are certain attributes criminals look for in their next victims? This course will train youth how to avoid dangerous situations, and how to be a less-attractive target.

Participants will learn:

  • How to tell the difference between a decent human being and a dangerous criminal.
  • Three crucial safety rules.
  • Three safety strategies to greatly reduce the odds that a criminal will select you to be his next victim.

NAVIGATING THE 3Ds (Dating, Driving, and Drugs)

This program covers three crucial aspects that youth need to navigate carefully -- dating, driving, and drugs. Officer Chris Bianez stresses the importance of treating others with dignity and respect, the role that alcohol plays in dating/domestic violence and sexual assaults. Did you know that traffic accidents are a leading cause of death among teenagers?

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of SAFE dating practices.
  • Key strategies to keep youth SAFE on the roads and highways.
  • About the negative and destructive consequences of drugs and violence.

GOALS, THE STARTING POINT OF ALL GREAT ACHIEVEMENT

Research indicates that only 3% of adults have clearly written, measurable, time-bounded goals and plans to achieve them. Perhaps more surprising, is that those 3% accomplish ten times more that individuals who have no goals at all.
Participants learn a process to enable them to have clear targets to aim at and be able to measure their progress along the way. This program inspires youth to set and accomplish worthwhile goals.

Students learn:

  • The importance of goal setting to achievement.
  • The most powerful way to unlock their mental powers and unconscious mind.
  • Important steps to take to achieve their goals.

FACING ADVERSITY WITH FORTITUDE

In today's technological era, youth face challenges that were non-existent for their parents and grandparents. Cyber-Bullying has transported abuse from the playground and streets and infiltrated what many would consider their safe landing -- their homes. Tragically, many youth are ill-prepared to defend against these attacks as evident in frequent news reports about adolescents ending their lives to stop the pain.

Adversity is no respecter of persons. If you are alive and breathing, you will face adversity. In his signature story, Officer Chris Bianez shares how at the age of 12 adversity struck hard, leaving him with a broken heart, lost opportunities, and shattered dreams. Six heart-breaking years followed and life seemed hopeless. Ultimately, he learns that he can realize his dreams despite challenges and difficulties. Chris guides the youth to the life lessons he learned along the way and ultimately the students discover that they, too, can Face Adversity with Fortitude!

Students learn:

  • They can move past negative experiences and create a positive life.
  • An important strategy to take control of their lives.
  • The key to Facing Adversity with Fortitude.

CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES

In this program youth learn that although they make their choices, they do not get to choose the consequences. Some consequences are so serious, that it is important for them to choose wisely; because good choices bring good consequences, whereas, bad choices bring bad consequences.

Students are encouraged to make the following three important life choices:

  • Choose to do the right thing!
  • Choose your friends carefully!
  • Choose to be drug-free!