Prevention Practitioners Network

Domestic Terrorism Stats

2019

was the deadliest year for domestic extremist violence since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, according to the FBI.

https://www.fbi.gov/news/testimony/worldwide-threats-to-the-homeland-091720

As the threat of the lone-actor attacks grows, we must build the capacity of local initiatives to prevent targeted violence and terrorism.

The McCain Institute is building a national network for practitioners providing direct prevention and intervention services addressing targeted and hate based  violence within the United States.  This network will both increase the efficacy of locally based prevention frameworks and programs, and expand referrals to qualified programs throughout the country. The architecture and implementation of this network is made possible through funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program.

The McCain Institute is working to:

  • Establish a network for prevention and intervention practitioners’ and conduct outreach across the mental and behavioral health sector to grow the network.
  • Host intensive workshops that address common design challenges such as how to navigate privacy and ethical obligations, how to manage litigation risks and secure insurance, and how to manage litigation risks and secure insurance, and how to approach threat assessment.
  • Develop a framework for program design that features existing resources, relevant considerations, and actionable recommendations for each design decision.
  • Create an asset map of mental and behavioral health willing to accept targeted violence and terrorism prevention referrals.

Workshop Archives

Workshop 1: Needs, Risk, and Threat Assessment — January 26, 2021 
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Reading Materials

Workshop 2: Staffing Interdisciplinary Teams — February 23, 2021
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Workshop 3: Legal Liabilities — April 13, 2021
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