The training sessions aim at fostering exchange and collaboration while engaging with experiences drawn from participants’ workplace. The sessions are usually offered by two co-facilitators: a researcher and a practitioner.
Each training session (general or à la carte) can be built on any combination of the 5 following complementary modules:
- Building awareness module: provides the theoretical basis for understanding violent radicalization through a conceptual and contextual overview;
- Research evidence module: informs on the current state of research evidence on risk and protective factors, trajectories, assessments, and tools, as well as outcomes of prevention and intervention programs and best practices;
- Prevention module: incorporates two sub-modules, i.e. “Prevention in the schools” and “Prevention in community settings”, both aiming at presenting strategies and tools to help professionals develop prevention spaces for the audience they target by providing evidence-based best practice guidelines and examples of promising prevention programs;
- Intervention module: contains two sub-modules, i.e. “Clinical intervention” and “Intervention in community settings”, both focused on enhancing competencies of professionals having direct contacts with vulnerable populations by focusing on risk assessment, evidence-based best practice guidelines for intervention and ethical dilemmas;
Communication strategies module: comprises the two sub-modules, i.e. “How to talk to children and youth” and “How to support families”, two specific sessions that explore children’s and teenagers’ understanding of violent events and offer guidelines aiming both at talking about sensitive topics with young people and assisting families with such topics.