Tools

While the detection, assessment, and reporting of various forms of radicalization and extremist violence were initially led by security and intelligence services, many governments are putting increased pressure on practitioners from the education, community and health and social services to “detect” and report individuals vulnerable to violent radicalized. 

Scientific evidence, however, increasingly demonstrates the failure and dangers associated with the detection approach.  Deleterious effects on individuals and communities include the high rate of false positives (false accusations) and ensuing stigmatizing, the feeling of ostracism by targeted communities, as well as the chilling effect related to the atmosphere of surveillance and denunciation in previously trusted settings such as schools, health institutions, and community spaces.

In the coming year, CPN-PREV will provide a full critical appraisal of the state of evidence on the reliability, validity, sensitivity, and outcomes of detection and assessment tools and procedures for individuals at risk of radicalization and extremist violence. 

CPN-PREV will then highlight WHAT NOT TO DO, as well as generate evidence-based recommendations on WHAT TO DO for adequate evaluation of individuals at risk.

DISCLAIMER :

Please note that although these resources have been published by members, network partners or other reliable sources, they have not been evaluated by CPN-PREV.

Title: From Hate to Hope – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Link: https://projectsomeone.ca/hate-to-hope-massive-open-online-course-videos/

Source: Project Someone, Concordia University

Description: In April of 2018, Global Affairs Canada awarded funding to the UNESCO-PREV Chair to create a massive open online course (MOOC) – titled “From Hate to Hope” that draws from cutting-edge research in multiple disciplines from humanities and social sciences to address strategies that build resilience against hate through the use of pluralistic dialogues. The resources showcased herein comprise of seven videos (each are available with English, French and Arabic subtitles) that were created as part of “From Hate to Hope” which feature the voices of experts in extremism, political science, psychology, religion, humanities, education, art-based pedagogies, sociology, media studies and computer science debating the multi-faceted nature of combating hate and designing effective primary prevention activities in scholastic as well as public spaces.

Keywords: dialogue, community, digital literacy, hate speech, online school

Title: Extreme Dialogue

Link: https://extremedialogue.org/

Source: Extreme Dialogue

Description: “Extreme Dialogue is a cutting-edge project designed to provide young people with the tools they need to challenge extremism in all its forms. Through a series of compelling films telling the true stories of those affected by extremism, with supporting educational resources, it provides a range of perspectives on how violence, exclusion and hate change lives. Designed to be delivered by teachers, other education or youth practitioners, external facilitators or young people themselves, the free Extreme Dialogue films and educational resources can be supported by training workshops.”

Keywords: dialogue, defining radicalization, youth, school, community, education

Title: Educational Kit: How to talk about sensitive topics with infants, children and youth?

Link: http://sherpa-recherche.com/realisations/guides-et-manuels/

Source: SHERPA

Description: As part of an inter-ministerial collaboration, three brochures, accompanied by video clips, were created by clinicians and researchers at the SHERPA Research Centre to help parents discuss sensitive topics with their children. The Centre was called upon in particular because of its expertise on issues related to social polarizations. The kit can also be useful to practitioners or people who work with youth.

*Some content is only available in French

Keywords: defining radicalization, youth, children, dialogue, parents, school, education

Talking about violence in the news with small children (Video Tools)

Title : Répertoire de ressources Annexe aux modules de formation “Comprendre pour mieux prévenir : la radicalisation violente chez les jeunes”

Link: http://sherpa-recherche.com/wp-content/uploads/Guide-ressourcesSHERPA-RAPS.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2wvDp-yANbmcEm8eiA0YCQ0bx0KefO03tMU5JcSd0JHeh88U-FCy3wzec

Source: RAPS Team & SHERPA Research Center

Description: This document, developed by the RASP team at the SHERPA research centre, compiles resources of various kinds that can assist parents, teachers and professionals in their support of children and young people around the topics of difference, tolerance, identity, violence and terrorism.

Keywords: defining radicalization, dialogue, identity, youth, school, parents, education

Title: Addressing Online Hate

Link:https://www.cybersec101.ca/fr/themes/aborder-le-discours-haineux-en-ligne/

Source: SERENE-RISC & Project Someone

Description: The “Addressing Online Hate ” module developed by Project Someone and partner SERENE-RISC was launched on January 30th. This module was developed to enable libraries and community organizations to offer educational sessions and raise awareness about online hate.

*Content in English only

Keywords: hate speech, online, critical thinking, digital literacy, school, community, youth

Title: Mediasmarts educational games

Link: http://mediasmarts.ca/digital-media-literacy/educational-games

Source: Mediasmarts

Description: “Educational computer games that introduce kids to key ideas in media and digital literacy. These games are a great way to start a conversation on media issues in the home or classroom…”
*Content in English only

Keywords: school, community, youth, digital literacy, criticalthinking

Title: Youth Engagement Resources

Link: https://www.prevnet.ca/resources/youth-engagement

Source: PREVNET

Description: Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNET) offers a list of youth engagement resources on its website, including a webinar, toolkits and tip sheets. Several resources come from Wisdom2Action, a member of the CPN-PREV and partner of PREVNET.

Keywords: school, community, youth, digital literacy, critical thinking

Title: Conséquences de la médiatisation sur la santé : Les enjeux de la médiatisation des tueries de masse

Link: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/tueries-de-masse-et-traitement-mediatique/consequences-de-la-mediatisation-sur-la-sante?fbclid=IwAR3U7GR9-UuWplJFirhdGJz2uTLCXxWpjEj49DkYzCpz0_oL8rJQTupXscQ

Source: INSPQ

Description: This tool is intended to guide media professionals in their coverage of mass killings in order to monitor their impact.

*Content in French only.

Keywords : mass killings, media coverage, journalists, media

Title: Myth Busting: Violent Radicalization

Links:
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/something-about-everything/id1453085336
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4XLUnZiuoW8aMhX74A5gEz                 
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/anas-el-sabagh
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen u=0#/ps/I6vxib7olbhnrgcyz3swsv2ijwm
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anas-elsabagh/something-about-everything
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Something-About-Everything-252540085473157/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERu9hkZi_zVJvkRvDZCLlw
Podbean: https://anaselsabagh.podbean.com/

Description: Interview with Ghayda Hassan about violent radicalization and its causes, factors surrounding vulnerability and the role of the community, as well as of the Canadian government in combating violent radicalization.

Keywords: defining radicalization, vulnerability, community

Title: From Hate to Hope – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Link: https://projectsomeone.ca/hate-to-hope-massive-open-online-course-videos/

Source: Project Someone, Concordia University

Description: In April of 2018, Global Affairs Canada awarded funding to the UNESCO-PREV Chair to create a massive open online course (MOOC) – titled “From Hate to Hope” that draws from cutting-edge research in multiple disciplines from humanities and social sciences to address strategies that build resilience against hate through the use of pluralistic dialogues. The resources showcased herein comprise of seven videos (each are available with English, French and Arabic subtitles) that were created as part of “From Hate to Hope” which feature the voices of experts in extremism, political science, psychology, religion, humanities, education, art-based pedagogies, sociology, media studies and computer science debating the multi-faceted nature of combating hate and designing effective primary prevention activities in scholastic as well as public spaces.

Keywords: dialogue, community, digital literacy, hate speech, online, school

Title: National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence

Link:https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/ntnl-strtg-cntrng-rdclztn-vlnc/ntnl-strtg-cntrng-rdclztn-vlnc-en.pdf

Source: Public Safety Canada

Description: The National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence engages with a variety of actors from police to community organizations to identify and prevent radicalization to violence before tragedies occur. There is substantial knowledge, experience, expertise, and evidence at the local, national, and international levels to rely on in developing approaches to countering radicalization to violence. In this context, the National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence identifies areas where expertise and capability exist, and how the Government of Canada and its partners are investing to enhance our collective strengths.

Keywords: police, capacity strengthening, community

Title: Partnering in Practice: Preventing Social Polarizations Workbook

Link: https://cpnprev.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Workbook_Final.pdf

Source: CPN-PREV

Description: This workbook includes a set of activities that will help you integrate and organize the information that you will gather during these 4 days.

It will provide support to consolidate the main ideas emerging from the formal events and informal conversations that you will have with researchers, practitioners and other youth.

This workbook is intended as a tool where you can put down your thoughts and complete some exercises in order to develop your personal understanding of the concepts that you will hear before, during and after the presentations and activities.

Finally, we hope that you will take advantage of this tool to share your ideas and suggestions with your colleagues and teammates.

By sharing your voice, you are making a real difference in preventing radicalization and extremist violence!

Keywords: youth, school, community, defining radicalization

Title: Guide Comprendre pour mieux agir

Link: https://cpnprev.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Comprendre_pour_mieux_agir_FINAL3.pdf

Source: Centre de recherche SHERPA

Description: This guide aims to inform teachers and school personnel about the phenomenon of violent radicalization and how to speak about it with youth.

“Le guide pédagogique Comprendre pour mieux agir, le présent guide poursuit deux objectifs. Dans un premier temps, il informe sur la radicalisation menant à la violence, notamment en sensibilisant le personnel scolaire aux multiples aspects du phénomène. Dans un deuxième temps, il présente les différents leviers qui existent en milieu scolaire pour promouvoir le vivre-ensemble, et suggère des pistes d’action et des outils. Ce guide donne donc au personnel scolaire les moyens d’aborder le sujet de la radicalisation à l’école.”

*Content in French only

Keywords: dialogue, defining radicalization, school

Title: MASAR

Source: Hedayah

Link: http://www.hedayahcenter.org/what-we-do/91/departments/98/research-and-analysis/914/masar

Description: MASAR assists practitioners and policymakers in creating a plan for monitoring, measurement, and evaluation (MM&E) of P/CVE programs and projects.

Keywords: resource management, program evaluation