"Strategic" ETM refers to its application as a counter
to psychological trauma's destructive systemic influences. This Tutorial
presents two primary ETM strategic applications: "extraordinary" and "standard"
ETM Extraordinary Trauma Management
Some people who understand psychological trauma's
destructive systemic influences cause traumatic events for the purpose
of exploiting those influences. Examples include the uses of criminal violence
and terrorism to advance a particular interest, be it pecuniary or political.
Successful applications of terrorism and criminal
violence depend upon the ability of the heinous act to induce trauma etiology
into the consciousnesses of the targeted individuals and groups. The etiology
then disrupts learning, decision making and actions required to provide
successful defensive responses against the perpetrators of the events.
While response capacity is reduced, the affected individuals and their
organizations may be readily controlled by the perpetrators. Insurgency
(formerly "Guerilla") warfare is also based on these trauma disabling and
control principles - methods.
ETM's extraordinary (trauma) operations intend
Identify and address the individual and systemic
trauma etiologies caused by the events.
Mitigate, or end all together, the referenced trauma-induced,
contrived and deleterious effects on learning, decision making, action.
Strengthen the system's response to perpetrators
of traumatic events.
ETM Standard (Trauma) Operations
Unlike ETM extraordinary trauma operations, ETM
(trauma) operations refer to ETM's application to management processes
where the traumatic events (like accidents, disease, and natural catastrophe)
are not contrived for purposes of disabling and then controlling
either the victims or the responding management effort.
ETM's standard (trauma) operations are intended
To give an example of ETM's standard operations,
its application to trauma occurring in Schools is intended to allow them
to, despite the traumatic event(s), return readily to a focus upon educational
goals and without concern that they will be subverted by individual and
systemic traumatic symptomatologies.
remove the deleterious effects of the event on the
management responses to the event and to future events.
restore the organization's focus upon the original
(non trauma related) goals of the organization
Strategic ETM Ethics
To achieve referenced strategic goals, ETM must be
applied ethically. Adhere to ETM strategic
and extraordinary operations protocols and the required ethics will automatically
Whether used to
ETM becomes a strategic management device.
overcome natural catastrophe, accident, drug abuse,
disease or suicide,
provide assistance to victims and their communities
who are combating violent crime,
fight terrorism's application against innocent civilians,
strengthen the defenses of combat personnel engaged
in guerilla warfare,
Strategic ETM means no trauma etiology - system
impairment - terrorist controls.