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Preventing Terrorism

Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is the reason DHS was created, and remains our highest priority.

  • Basic Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course One-Pager

    The Basic Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (B-TERC) is a one-day training that teaches participants how to help assist in preventing acts of targeted violence, such as, but not limited to, terrorism, school shootings, or mass attacks in public spaces by identifying those threats or observable behaviors that may indicate the potential for violence.

    Participants are equipped with the tools to identify and report threats or observable behaviors that may concern others, as well as recognize intervention strategies to move individuals off of a pathway to violence. 

  • Master Trainer Certification Roadmap

    The National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Master Trainer Program certifies Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial partners in the instruction of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management techniques and best practices.

    To obtain certification as a NTER Master Trainer, an individual must successfully complete each step of the Roadmap.

    Please Note: These steps do not need to be completed in order.

  • Master Trainer Program One-Pager

    This instructor program prepares F/SLTT partners to train local communities and empower partners to mitigate threats and prevent acts of targeted violence.

  • Threat Evaluation and Reporting Overview One-Pager

    The Threat Evaluation and Reporting Overview (TERO) is a three-hour introductory training focusing on a behavioral approach to violence prevention.

    The TERO raises awareness about the risk factors, triggers and stressors, and warning behaviors that could impact a person's decision to commit an act of targeted violence.

    Further, it outlines the mitigating factors that could help prevent acts of targeted violence, while emphasizing the importance of community involvement in seeking help for individuals, and respecting their constitutional rights, privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

  • Your Agency Needs a BTAM Master Trainer!

    Certified Master Trainers get access to key training and program resources that assist your organization in building BTAM processes and utilizing BTAM to prevent targeted violence and terrorism.

  • CP3 FY22 TVTP NOFO Webinar

    CP3 Associate Director presents the Fiscal Year 2021 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Notice of Funding

  • Homeland Threat Assessment

    The DHS Intelligence Enterprise Homeland Threat Assessment reflects insights from across the Department, the Intelligence Community, and other critical homeland security stakeholders. It focuses on the most direct, pressing threats to our Homeland during the next year and is organized into four sections.

  • Law Enforcement Resources

    This guide highlights many of DHS's resources available, including training and grant opportunities, to increase our nation’s ability to prevent acts of violence and increase our resilience to evolving threats.

  • TVTP NOFO and Fact Sheets

    Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Notice of Funding Opportunity and Fact Sheets 

  • TVTP Fact sheets (Spanish)

    TVTP Fact sheets (Spanish)