Training of youth professionals

Save the Children organises trainings on prevention of violent extremism to professionals working with youth. The aim of the trainings is to strenghten the professionals’ capacity to recognize violent extremism and problematic phenomena related to it, such as intergroup hostility and violent attitudes. The trainings offer youth professionals tools to recognize violent extremism and to intervene into it in situations where they are concerned about the well-being of a young person.

Until now

youth professionals have been trained
municipalities have offered the training to their youth professionals
of those who participated in the training felt that they had received information that could be utilised directly in their own work

The trainings cover the following topics:

  • What is violent radicalization and what causes it?
  • In what violent extremism affects children and youth?
  • How can one recognize violent extremism and how to address it?
  • How youth professionals working can support young people’s resilience in regard to hostile attitudes and violent extremism?

Trainings are organised both online and offline. The duration of training is 3-4 hours.

The trainers are conducted by Save the Children Finland’s experts in preventing extremism and youth work. The trainings are funded by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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