Countering Violent Extremist Narratives is a 3.5-hour, self-paced online course that provides an introduction to the concepts of narratives, counter-narratives, alternative narratives; commonly-found extremist narratives across violent extremist typologies; and, an overview of the principles for developing and delivering counter-narratives and alternative narratives.
Countering Violent Extremist Narratives was developed by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence and research center housed at the University of Maryland within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS). The development and delivery of this course is funded by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Training and Education Division. (Course Number: AWR-365-W)
Please note that violent narratives are presented in this course for academic purposes only. The course creators do not endorse their content and acknowledge that these narratives include content that some learners may find disturbing.
After completing this training course, participants will be able to describe violent extremism and countering violent extremism; explain the role of narratives in violent extremism and countering violent extremism; identify key violent narratives and alternative narratives associated with Homegrown Violent Extremists, Violent White Supremacist Extremists, Violent Miliitia Extremists, Violent Sovereign Citizen Extremists and Anti-Abortion Extremists; and, identify and understand field principles for developing and delivering counter-narrative and alternative narrative content for countering violent extremism at the local level.
For more information about any of START’s trainings, contact START Training Team at 301-405-6600, at email@example.com, or make an online request for more information.