- Target Audience
- key themes association
- Deradicalisation/disengagementFamily support
- Peer Reviewed practice
Violence Prevention Network
The NGO Violence Prevention Network is a group of experienced specialists with many years of experience in the fields of prevention of extremism and deradicalisation.
Various federal ministries, state-level justice departments, state-level and national security agencies and institutional partners have worked closely with the association from its inception, and value the group’s high degree of knowledge and competency and outstanding reputation.
The main focus of the Violence Prevention Network is to work directly with radicalised people at different stages of radicalisation. The aim is to support them in distancing themselves from inhumane ideologies and violent behaviour.
Type of Organisation: NGO
Family Counselling supports parents of ‘foreign fighters’ and guides them in their communication process with their radicalised children. At the same time, the project aims to help young people at risk of radicalisation and to prevent the recruitment of vulnerable youths. Family Counselling is designed to support parents during both the absence of their children as ‘foreign fighters’ and the return process of their radicalised children.
The project extends consultation and support to parents or other concerned persons worried about young people who are either attracted by the idea of becoming a ‘foreign fighter’ or who are already involved in combat operations.
After parents contact Family Counselling via a special hotline, the trainers arrange to meet them so as to address their fears and explain their options for action. The counselling aims to stabilise their relationship with the young person at hand, in order to start a guided deradicalisation process.
Furthermore, the team establishes a support network that involves the entire social and family environment: together, they design an individual support programme tailored to the needs of the young person at risk.
- Standards in der Beratung des sozialen Umfelds (mutmaßlich) islamistisch radikalisierter Personen, 2., erw. Aufl.
- Übersichtskarte Beratungsstellen-Netzwerk
- Manual “Standards in counselling for the social environment of (potentially) radicalised Islamist individuals”
- General Map “Advice centre network of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)”
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