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Expo-quiz junior “Éveiller l’esprit critique, parlons-en!”

Description: This primary prevention tool intended for 9-12 year olds aims to help practitioners in education-related fields and youth workers to discuss the issues and risk factors leading to extreme behaviors that can eventually lead to certain forms of radicalization.

* Content in French only


OPV: A Grassroots Guide to Community Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Returnees & Their Children

Description: Public discussions have involved the returning of individuals and families who left Canada to join groups like Daesh in Iraq and Syria. OPV has prepared a short document that aims to provide recommendations and guidelines on the issues surrounding interaction with people returning from conflict zones, following involvement with extremist groups. The main goal is to offer practical advice on how to interact with returnees and colleagues from different sectors, such as media and law enforcement.


About Us

Introducing CPN-PREV

What is CPN-PREV? 

CPN-PREV is an evidence-based and practitioners-centered network funded by the Public Safety Canada’s Community Resilience Fund (CRF).

The goal of CPN-PREV is to bring forward Canadian leadership and develop excellence in countering violent radicalization. It supports best practices and collaborations among intervention teams, through sustained knowledge mobilization between researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and various community sectors.

What Do We Do?

CPN-PREV has four inter-related objectives in matters of violent radicalization:

  • Generate evidence-based best practice guidelines related to assessment, prevention, and intervention;
  • Identify existing assets and examine the level of collaboration through a Canada wide mapping of existing initiatives;
  • Strengthen collaborative resource development by and for practitioners across multiple sectors and disciplines, through capacity building in areas of high need;
  • Expand and improve access to the collection of evidence-based resources tailored to Canadian practitioners.

How Do We Do It?

CPN-PREV will achieve its objectives by:

  • Generating systematic reviews on:
    • Exposure to extremist online content leading to violent radicalization;
    • Trajectories and shift markers in and out of violent radicalization;
    • Outcomes of intervention programs and balance of their benefits/harms;
    • Reliability, validity, and outcomes of screening/assessment measures/ tools and the balance of their benefits/harms;
  • Conducting 4W mapping (Who, When, Where, What) across Canada;
  • Supporting the development and sustainability of multisectoral intervention networks nationwide;
  • Training practitioners from diverse sectors and sharing tools in evaluation and intervention.

The Interactive Map

The Interactive Map

Overview

Several organizations offer intervention services in situations involving radicalization leading to violence in Canada. However, there is currently no comprehensive directory listing these resources and outlining the work done by the intervention teams. It is in this spirit that the CPN-PREV has developed this interactive map, which follows the realization of a Canada-wide mapping of the available resources. We hope the map can serve both practitioners and members of the public who wish to find out what services are available across the country.

How to use the interactive map

To navigate the interactive map:

  1. Select a search mode by clicking on the drop-down menu and choosing one of the options. A description of the selected search mode is available when you click on the question mark on the right side of the drop-down menu.
  2. Once you have selected a search mode, coloured dots will appear on the map. A legend will also be visible in the lower right corner of the map.
  3. Click on the dots you are interested in. The organizations corresponding to your selection will be listed below the interactive map.

Feel free to move your cursor over the map and to zoom in if needed by clicking on the +/- icon located in the lower left corner or by double-clicking on the map.

You are now ready to use the interactive map. Enjoy the browsing!

The interactive map shows organizations working with individuals in the process of violent radicalization across Canada. For confidentiality and safety reasons, only organizations that have given their consent are represented on the map. Also, organizations that did not want to disclose their location are represented on the Hudson Bay.

If you want more information or would like to connect with organizations that are available in your region but that may not be listed on the map, or if you would like you or your organization to be featured on the interactive map, please do not hesitate to contact the CPN-PREV team at the following address: cpnprev@uqam.ca.


List of Resources on Online Hate

Description: This document lists 50 organizations that provide resources for practitioners who are looking for information on online hate in PVE/PVR. The scale of the listed organizations varies from large international bodies to smaller local initiatives.


vPiP Project

Virtual Partnering in Practice (vPiP)

Overview

The virtual Partnering in Practice Project is a new initiative that aims to create a community of practice within a CPN-PREV network members who work in tertiary prevention.

What is a community of practice?

Communities of practice consist of a “group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” (Wenger-Trayner, 2015) Research shows that communities of practice are particularly helpful in learning contexts.. The vPiP offers a platform for its participants to share their experiences, develop strong partnerships and rely on each other for support and to improve their practice.

To this end, CPN-PREV is implementing the following set of activities for the community of practice to grow:

  • Holding monthly virtual meetings of the community of practice to discuss issues relating to intervention and clinical cases
  • Offering online spaces for information sharing and asynchronous exchanges
  • Conducting a research project to evaluate the impacts of the vPiP project on its participants’ practice

Why vPiP?

Since 2017, several initiatives have been implemented in Canada, including multiagency programs, called hubs or situational tables and multidisciplinary teams that involve practitioners from diverse disciplines, sectors, and/or agencies (e.g., social services, mental health, civil society organizations, law enforcement, education) to work collaboratively on risk assessment and interventions. In 2019, CPN-PREV conducted a Canada-wide mapping of existing initiatives, which documented many advantages, as well as significant challenges. A few particular challenges stood out:

PVR multiagency programs and multidisciplinary teams in Canada are very young (two years at most), where actors work in silos, and in small local and non-specialized networks, with little or no specific training (Hassan et al., 2019). There are also large areas in the country where these resources could not be identified or where frontline practitioners work without any support. In addition, none of these programs included a system for data collection upon which they can be meaningfully evaluated. This makes it impossible to establish “good practices” without first creating spaces for sharing these practices and assessing their outcomes/results. Indeed, interviewed practitioners expressed that “networking” was at the core of their needs (Hassan et al., 2019; Madriaza et al., 2019).Improving multiagency and multidisciplinary collaborations and practices in the PVR space is one of the most essential, yet challenging goals in this field (Fitzgerald, 2016).

The vPiP thus contributes in four unique ways to improving service delivery in the field of PVR in Canada.

  • First, it will provide a currently non-existent online synchronous and asynchronous space in Canada dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and practices regarding cases of violent radicalization among practitioners
  • Second, it will provide data on the outcomes of collaboration and networking among PVR multiagency and multidisciplinary teams in Canada.
  • Third, it will provide support to PVR practitioners regardless of where they are located across Canada, filling a major service gap in many cities and provinces in the country.
  • Finally, it will enhance coherence in risk assessment and case management tools/models among PVR practitioners in Canada, which will then lead the way for better-tailored interventions.

CE Credited Trainings

CE Credited Trainings

Overview

CPN-PREV is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer a continuing education training program for psychologists. CPN-PREV maintains responsibility for the program. The continuing education activity consists of a three-part training program, for which participants can receive CE credits. If they attend the three segments, participants will receive a total of 10 CE credits, provided they are able to achieve the required passing grade for every segment of the training.

N.B.: The CPA’s approval of an individual, group, or organization as a CE Sponsor or Provider is restricted to the activities described in the approved application or annual report form. The CPA’s approval does not extend to any other CE activity the Sponsor or Provider might offer. In granting its approval, the CPA assumes no legal or financial obligations to Sponsors, Providers, or to those individuals who might participate in a Sponsor or Provider’s CE activities or programs. Further, responsibility for the content, provision, and delivery of any CE activity approved by the CPA remains that of the CE Sponsor or Provider. The CPA disclaims all legal liability associated with the content, provision, and delivery of the approved CE activity.


Please take a look at the information below to know more about each training session:

Part 3: Take Action

Date:
Take Action 1: Dec. 1, 2020 10 AM-12 PM (Eastern Time)
Take Action 2: Jan. 28, 2021 10 AM-12 PM (Eastern Time)

Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Number of CE credits: 4 (2 for each session)

The ‘Take Action’ training is the last segment of a our CPA approved training on practice in the field of preventing violent radicalization (PVR). This training will be consist of two interactive sessions carried out via Zoom.

In ‘Take Action’, participants will explore different existing prevention strategies and programs, and critically examine both the advantages and disadvantages these strategies might have. Along with the facilitators, participants will also take a look at different aspects to take into consideration when making an intervention plan.

  • Formulate and implement prevention strategies and programs
    • Be able to adequately respond to context specificities and formulate an appropriate plan in response to this context.
    • Become aware of the best practices in the field of prevention.
    • Identify potential partners to support a prevention program.
  • Understand risk in an ecosystemic perspective
    • Be able to make a complete assessment of the context of a case before evaluating risk and formulating a prevention or intervention plan.
    • Understand the dangers of screening, detection and racial or social profiling.
    • Be able to critically reflect on benefits and limits of existing risk-assessment tools. 
  • Formulate and implement intervention plans
    • Be able to adequately respond to context specificities and formulate an appropriate plan.
    • Be aware of the best practices in the field of intervention.
    • Identify potential partners to support an intervention.

This training program is intended for various practitioners, with a background in psychology, who work in the field of prevention of violent radicalization (i.e., professionals from community organizations, school professionals, health and social services professionals, professionals from security and justice-related fields, etc.). More specifically, the participants for this training will be experienced professionals who are likely to be in contact with vulnerable populations, at-risk of engaging in violent behavior.

Ghayda Hassan, PhD
CPN-PREV Founder, Director, UQAM Professor, Psychologist

Paola Porcelli, PhD
Coordinator, Trainer, Researcher (Clinical & Intercultural Psychology)

Yann Zoldan, PhD
Post-doc, Trainer, Researcher (Clinical & Intercultural Psychology)

Daniela Aranibar, MA
Trainer, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Researcher (Educational Studies)

Part 2: Understand

Date: Nov. 3, 2020 10 AM-12 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Number of CE credits: 2

The ‘Understand’ training is the second segment of a three-part overall training on practice in the field of preventing violent radicalization (PVR). This training will consist of an interactive session carried out via Zoom.

In ‘Understand’, participants will be invited to explore the current situation of violent radicalization and extremism in Canada by taking a critical look at evidence-based research and statistics.

  • Develop awareness on the local and global situation regarding violent radicalization
    • Understand the differences and similarities among different groups radicalized to violence.
    • Develop an awareness of recent figures regarding violent radicalization in Canada.
    • Acknowledge the biases in the way some groups are perceived compared to others.
  • Gain a complex understanding of the research data
    • Understand the concept of protective and risk factors.
    • Know the different possible outcomes to social suffering, other than violent radicalization.
    • Know the main research findings in the field.
    • Identify the main research gaps in the field.

This training program is intended for various practitioners, with a background in psychology, who work in the field of prevention of violent radicalization (i.e., professionals from community organizations, school professionals, health and social services professionals, professionals from security and justice-related fields, etc.). More specifically, the participants for this training will be experienced professionals who are likely to be in contact with vulnerable populations, at-risk of engaging in violent behavior.

Ghayda Hassan, PhD
CPN-PREV Founder, Director, UQAM Professor, Psychologist

Paola Porcelli, PhD
Coordinator, Trainer, Researcher (Clinical & Intercultural Psychology)

Yann Zoldan, PhD
Post-doc, Trainer, Researcher (Clinical & Intercultural Psychology)

Daniela Aranibar, MA
Trainer, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Researcher (Educational Studies)

Part 1: Reflect

Date: Oct. 6, 2020 10 AM-12 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Number of CE credits: 2

The “Reflect” training is the first segment of a three-part overall training on practice in the field of preventing violent radicalization (PVR). This training will be an interactive session carried out via Zoom.

In “Reflect”, participants will be called to examine common perceptions and attitudes towards Others by reflecting on concepts such as “ethnocentrism”, “othering processes”, and “cultural sensitivity”. This will help the facilitators and trainees to unpack common terms associated with violent extremism.

  • Adopt a culturally sensitive approach about oneself and the other
    • Create opportunities for dialogue around culture-related issues.
    • Present an overview of intercultural work through key concepts, including social and historical aspects.
    • Establish a safe space to discuss about racism, discrimination and their social construction. Illustrate the principles of a culturally informed practice.
  • Strengthen critical thinking skills in regard to social phenomena
    • Question common representations and myths about violent radicalization.
    • Deconstruct common stereotypes about violent radicalization.
  • Acquire conceptual thinking skills in regard to definitions and theories
    • Define the main concepts related to violent radicalization.
    • Acknowledge there are varying definitions of these terms and that there is no real consensus.
    • Acknowledge the impact of different discourses and vocabulary on how violent radicalization is interpreted and addressed.

This training program is intended for various practitioners, with a background in psychology, who work in the field of prevention of violent radicalization (i.e., professionals from community organizations, school professionals, health and social services professionals, professionals from security and justice-related fields, etc.). More specifically, the participants for this training will be experienced professionals who are likely to be in contact with vulnerable populations, at-risk of engaging in violent behavior.

Ghayda Hassan, PhD
CPN-PREV Founder, Director, UQAM Professor, Psychologist

Paola Porcelli, PhD
Coordinator, Trainer, Researcher (Clinical & Intercultural Psychology)

Yann Zoldan, PhD
Post-doc, Trainer, Researcher (Clinical & Intercultural Psychology)

Daniela Aranibar, MA
Trainer, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Researcher (Educational Studies)


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