AVADE® is an acronym for Awareness-Vigilance-Avoidance-Defense-Escape. It is the most comprehensive, current, and effective approach to preventing, avoiding, de-escalating, and mitigating violence and aggression in any workplace setting. In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from March 30, 2022, Matthew Thomas, CPP, provides an overview on AVADE® to help you become safety-aware with a vigilant mindset, help you understand body language communication and de-escalation, and teach you defense techniques for yourself and others.