Preventing Violent Extremism

Protecting America’s children and youth against ideological radicalization
A Clarion Project initiative championing the dignity of childhood

About

All children have the right to a peaceful upbringing in an environment in which their childhood is celebrated and protected. But today, radical regimes and organizations systematically indoctrinate the next generation of kids to embrace violence and hatred.

 

This radicalization is happening at home, in the United States. Extremists use technology, such as social media, to reach a broader audience and lure Western teenagers into joining terrorist organizations.

 

Radicalization is a complex process that works through a combination of “push” and “pull” factors. These factors alienate a person from their environment and pull them into a new mindset. We can protect the most vulnerable population — children and youth — from a sinister radicalization process.

Training Sessions

Other programs against ideological radicalization have looked to countering the problem. We’re looking to prevent it from ever happening.

 

By educating and working closely with professionals and communities, we can empower each other to recognize and safeguard children and youth against hate and alienation.

 

Through Clarion Project’s Preventing Violent Extremism training sessions, we deliver free information and training programs directly to your organization and community.

You'll Learn

  • The role of extreme ideology
  • Push and pull factors that can either drive children to extremism or protect them from radicalization
  • How to identify, listen, monitor and confront push factors

Get Educated

Get tips on how to spot signs of radicalization in young people with our articles, videos, podcasts, infographics and webinars.

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