Preventing Youth Radicalization: Building Resilient, Inclusive Communities
SPLC and the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) are committed to providing resources to the people building community resilience against extremism and for a more just and inclusive society. The following resources are intended to provide community- and victim-centered strategies to address the threat of extremism, through early prevention and non-carceral solutions. The primary resource, A Parents & Caregivers Guide to Online Youth Radicalization, lays a foundation for understanding the nature of extremism, dynamics of radicalization, and steps you can take to prevent them from taking root in your community. This page also provides supplemental material to expand the Guide for educators, counselors, coaches, and others who work alongside youth.
If you yourself, a friend or family member, or someone you know needs immediate support, please contact Life After Hate through its ExitUSA program.
If you believe that you yourself, a friend or family member, or someone you know has been the victim of a hate crime or criminal harassment by extremists, please contact the VictimConnect Resource Center (en Español) via their website or through their helpline: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)
The Parents & Caregivers Guide to Online Youth Radicalization
Assessments & Impact
Coaches’ & Mentors’ Supplement
Special Topics in Online Youth Radicalization