Recognizing & Responding to Violent Extremism



Recognizing & Responding to Violent Extremism

Thursday, October 3rd, 2024

1:00pm to 4:00pm ET


Presenter: Ashley Henderson, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $45

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $75

Non-Members: $90

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Violent extremism and targeted violence are growing epidemics in the United States. The reasons for such violence are multifaceted and do not always stem from devotion to an extreme ideology. Online radicalization, social isolation, and mental health challenges are a few of the many factors that contribute to a deeper level of extremism and an escalation to violence.
Connecting at-risk individuals to proper mental health and community resources is a critical step in early intervention and prevention. However, many mental health professionals are unaware of the signs of escalation toward extremist violence or are unsure of how to respond.
This training is designed to provide practitioners with comprehensive knowledge regarding the identification of warning signs and indicators associated with violent extremism and targeted violence. Additionally, the session aims to provide participants with valuable resources and the latest research findings, equipping them with the necessary insights for implementing appropriate interventions to address behaviors contributing to the escalation of such violence.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Define violent extremism. 
2.    Identify the warning signs of mobilization to extremist or targeted violence. 
3.    Describe the differences between deradicalizing and demobilizing. 
4.    Describe research-based interventions to demobilize clients from violence. 
5.    Demonstrate understanding of New York’s Red Flag law and how it differs from other possible interventions. 

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Ashley Henderson, LMSW, is a social worker with a background in group facilitation, psycho-education, and crisis intervention. She received her MSW from Tulane University and a BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated Magna cum Laude. Ashley currently serves as a Community Outreach Specialist at the Citizens Crime Commission of NYC, where she designs and facilitates comprehensive training programs to address ideologically motivated and grievance-based violence using a public health perspective, and contributes to the organization’s violence prevention programming.   



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October 3rd, 2024 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $45.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $75.00
Non-Member $90.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Ashley Henderson, LMSW
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 3.0