This guide provides practical information for conducting effective community engagement in targeted violence and terrorism prevention.
Encouraging peer-to-peer conflict resolution and violence prevention initiatives among young people helps communities build resilience against terrorism, and in turn, provides critical protective factors for youth.
Host a Community Awareness Briefing (CAB) in your community. Educate your community on preventing targeted violence and terrorism.
The Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention is an all-day event that offers a platform for community leaders in various fields to engage with tech companies to discuss innovative and inclusive responses to hate, polarization, and terrorism in the digital space. This flyer was shared with local stakeholders and partners for the fourth iteration of the Digital Forum, which was held on September 11, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA
During a back-to-school rally on Saturday, employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) headquarters distributed 224 backpacks filled with school supplies and 50 laptop totes to families living in Southeast District of Columbia (DC) Housing Authority communities as part of the USCG’s Annual St. Elizabeths Back-to-School Backpack and School Supplies Drive. Both headquarters are located within the Southeast DC community.
DHS S&T developed a comprehensive and publicly available literature review and ontology dashboard to organize CVE literature. This new capability streamlines the ability for end users and practitioners to access peer-reviewed and methodologically sound research products to develop an evidence base in the field of terrorism prevention for what works, what doesn't, and why.
The goal of the current effort, International Expert Engagement and Analysis of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Evaluations, is to contribute to the development and implementation of the Framework by collecting information about the current state of international CVE program evaluations, including identifying transferrable best practices and documenting gaps.
Furthering its commitment to providing resources that support the safety of the nation’s schools and campuses, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) today launched the Campus Resilience Program Resource Library.
Community-based practices within the fields of mental health and education range widely, and have been used to address varied levels and types of problems, needs and priorities. In the review of the literature, several themes emerged that are commonly drawn on in both mental health and education and also hold relevance to the challenge of addressing violent extremism.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) investments have spurred growth in literature addressing terrorism prevention. S&T has delivered dozens of research products, fact sheets, evaluations, and capabilities to practitioners and the general public. This page will provide a full listing of all S&T terrorism prevention publications as they become available.