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Integrating Mental Health and Education Approaches into CVE

Integrating Mental Health and Education Approaches into CVE


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Integrating Mental Health and Education Approaches into CVE is a 2.75-hour self-paced course designed for U.S.-based learners to provide community-focused, rigorously researched, and academically-informed instruction on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Targeted at the FEMA "awareness" training level, this FEMA-certified course is intended to provide instruction on how educators and mental health professionals may collaboratively address the multidimensional needs of individuals and communities contending with violent extremism. Learners will be able to identify areas of actual and potential synergy between the field of CVE and the fields of mental health and education. 

Integrating Mental Health and Education Approaches into CVE 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-363-W)

Training Objectives: 

After completing this training course, participants will be able to identify tiers of involvement for mental health and education professionals in community-based efforts to counter violent extremism and identify existing practices and lessons-learned from the fields of mental health and education that may have implications for CVE.

Intended Audience:
Behavioral Health PractitionerCommunity VolunteerCommunity OrganizerEducator/TrainerGeneral PublicLaw Enforcement OfficerSchool Resource OfficerStudent
Delivery Format: 
Asynchronous Online
Duration/Time Requirements:
2 Hours45 Minutes
Registration Info: 

Course Eligibility – Individuals eligible to take this course include U.S. citizens and Legal Residents representing state, local, tribal and territorial entities. This includes representatives from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. Foreign nationals residing in the U.S. and associated with a state, local, tribal, or territorial entity as defined in Congressional Appropriations may take the course after completing a Foreign Visitor Request Form. U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States who are affiliated to a U.S.-based state, local, tribal or territorial entity may take the course. Non-U.S. citizens not connected with a U.S.-based state, local, tribal or territorial entity are not eligible to take the course.

To request a Foreign Visitor Request Form, please email the training team at training@start.umd.edu

Course Requirement  A FEMA Student Identification number is a requirement for registration. The FEMA SID serves as your unique identifier and is used to maintain the record of the FEMA training you complete. If you do not have a FEMA SID, please obtain one at the FEMA's Student Identification System website prior to enrollment in the course. 

Registration is possible through the University of Maryland's Canvas Catalog which allows users to create a unique user id and password, complete registration, access the course, and receive a certificate of completion. You do not need to be affiliated with the University of Maryland to access courses through Canvas Catalog. Upon registration, you are guaranteed access to the course space for 60 days.

Contact Info: 

For more information about any of START’s trainings, contact START Training Team at 301-405-6600, at training@start.umd.edu, or make an online request for more information.