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Psychological treatment programme for youths at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism

  • Denmark
Target Audience
  • First responders or practitioners
key themes association
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vulnerable youth and youth engagement in P/CVE
  • 2020


DIGNITY - Danish Institute against torture

DIGNITY is a Danish human rights institute which works with treatment, research, international development work and advocacy under one roof. We are represented in more than 20 countries where we cooperate with local partner organisations to fight torture and help torture victims and their families to a better life.

Type of Organisation: NGO

Project description:

The main aim of this programme is to provide psychological support to vulnerable and traumatised young people who are at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism. The second aim is to generate new knowledge for early intervention and prevention programmes.

Dignity’s psychological treatment programme is built upon respected concepts of cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) (e.g. motivational therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy).

The target audience are vulnerable and marginalised young people between the age of 18 and 34 who are at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism.


At the end of the project:

  • A report will be issued, outlining recommendations for prevention and early intervention strategies to counter extremism and violent radicalisation.
  • The results and experiences will be published in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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Contact person: Sadia Khan, psychologist
Telephone: +25683699
skhatdignity [dot] dk (Email) | Website


Dignity - Danish Institute against torture
Bryggervangen 55,
2100 København Ø