KIDNAPPING AND SURVIVING CAPTIVITY TRAINING (KSCT)
The number of kidnappings and abductions are increasing expeditiously at a global scale and the phenomenon has become a lucrative business for criminal organizations and terrorist networks.
Kidnappings take a variety of forms and range in duration, varying from a few hours to days and weeks. Acts of abduction are mainly conducted against leisure and business travelers as well as individuals working and living in high risk and hostile theatres, including personnel of international organizations, NGOs and relief institutions, war correspondents and media personnel, hospitality and leisure staff and personnel of international corporations and multinationals such as construction and engineering, oil and gas, aviation and energy and mining.
Abduction is a serious ongoing security threat and the impact of such an event can have catastrophic consequences for the person’s mental and physical well-being. To minimize exposure to kidnapping and captivity and to reduce the negative impact to health and safety, BLUESPEAR has developed a training that provides the participants skill sets to cope with abduction situations and to increase their resilience to survive captivity.
The BLUESPEAR Kidnapping and Surviving Captivity Training (KSCT) is designed to provide the participants knowledge about the realities associated with the risk of abduction as well as important information about the psychology of captors and how to cope with violence and psychological maltreatment. Additionally, participants will become familiar with the methods of abduction prevention, risk mitigating measures and develop a survival mentality.
KSCT will be delivered through a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, including; presentations, videos, group activities and discussions and realistic exercises.
MODULE 1: KIDNAPPING, HOSTAGE TAKING AND SURVIVING CAPTIVITY
MODULE 2: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
MODULE 3: SURVEILLANCE AND COUNTER SURVEILLANCE
MODULE 4: FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE
Define kidnapping and hostage taking.
Discuss the facts about kidnapping and hostage taking incidents involving internationals, including personnel of international organizations, aid workers and journalists.
Examine global abduction hotspots and the role of terrorist networks in kidnapping incidents.
Acquire knowledge about the (historical)background of kidnapping and hostage taking situations.
Gain understanding about the kidnapping rationales and the role of media.
Discuss the types of kidnappings and abductions including express kidnapping, tiger kidnapping, kidnapping for ransom, terrorist kidnapping, miracle fishing and enforced disappearances.
Examine the al-Qaeda kidnapping manual.
Acquire knowledge about target selection, including targeting of NGO’s and journalists.
Discuss behaviours that increase the likelihood of being a target.
Examine tactics and the kidnapping planning cycle.
Gain understanding of the cycle of events, including psychology of captors and the stages of adaptation to captivity.
Learn how to survive during captivity and to develop a survival mentality.
Discuss outcomes of a kidnapping or hostage taking situation and the post release stress reactions.
Acquire understanding of correct behaviour during a rescue operation.
Learn methods of abduction prevention, risk mitigating measures.
Increase situational awareness of the participants.
Gain basic understanding of surveillance and counter surveillance.
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|Evaluation||Daily assessment of the acquired skills and knowledge and a final exercise|
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