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Integrating Mental Health and Education Approaches into CVE is a Course

Integrating Mental Health and Education Approaches into CVE

Time limit: 60 days


Full course description

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.

Intended Audience: 
This course was designed primarily for mental health professionals and education professionals; however other CVE practitioners and policymakers may also benefit from the course. Mental health professionals can include health care practitioners and service providers who offer services to improve a person's mental health; this can include persons in the private, non-profit, or state sector, including psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. Education professionals can include school administrators and teachers across all education levels in public and private schools, school counselors, and representatives from college and university campus communities. In addition, this course will help CVE practitioners including members of law enforcement and other community partners outside of the mental health and education fields understand the capabilities and limitations of mental health and education approaches to countering violent extremism. 

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 Appropriates may take this course after completing a Foreign Visitor Request Form. U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States who are connected 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.

Course Requirements:
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.

FEMA Course Certification:
Integrating Mental Health and Education Approaches into CVE was developed by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based at the University of Maryland, and is sponsored with funding through the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Training and Education Division. This course has received FEMA certification and can be found in the National Preparedness Course Catalog. (Course number: AWR-363-W)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
.2 CEUs available upon request for 30.00USD processing fee. Please contact START's Training Team for more information.

Additional Information: 
To view technical requirements, please view the Canvas guide on computer specifications.

For more information about any of START's trainings please contact the Training Team at or make an online request for more information.

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