Countering Violent Extremism CPD Program
Violent extremism takes many forms in the community and social workers are key partners in prevention and dealing with the devastating impacts.
The AASW has been funded to partner with subject matter experts to design and deliver a course for social workers and frontline mental health professionals that aims to assist the social work profession to better understand and respond to violent extremism in many of its forms.
This workshop will be offered free to all attendees with priority given to AASW members.
The workshop will be 4.5 hours in duration and will be offered to members in QLD, NSW and Victoria as part of the initial pilot phase.
The CVE project is part of a much larger Health Expert Advisory Group, the primary consultative body for Australia & New Zealand in the area of violent extremism. We are joined in this initiative by the Australia Medical Association, the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Psychiatric Association, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, to name a few. The Australian Psychological Society are currently developing training and education options for their stakeholders.
This course offers an early intervention approach based on social inclusion principles that integrates clients with existing services and community activities.
This course is not about mandatory reporting, conducting investigations, proposing new programs or therapies or general social cohesion initiatives.
- Understand radicalisation to violent extremism in the Australian context.
- Be aware of myths about radicalisation and violent extremism.
- Understand why young people might be susceptible to radicalisation to violent extremism.
- Understand how to respond calmly and appropriately to situations which arise.
- Understand what is involved from a client’s perspective in walking away from violent extremism.
- Be aware of the difference between ‘disengagement’ from violent extremism and ‘deradicalisation’.
- Understand how to tap into your existing approaches to early intervention, as taken with other damaging behaviours.
- Build on existing practices and leveraging existing programs and policies.
- Understand how to utilise a framework for making structured professional judgments.
Workshops available to book now
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
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