As images of war and conflict fill television screens and flood the internet right now, young people need the support of parents, caregivers and educators to grapple with their emotions and to understand the events.
Helping young people build resilience against manipulative extremist narratives and conspiracy theories requires all adults in a young person’s trusted network to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to intervene.
To support young people as they grapple with harms motivated by extremism, PERIL director of research, Pasha Dashtgard, Ph.D., argues that it’s incumbent upon the whole community to address hate-fueled violence.
Find suggestions for preventing and navigating a bias- or hate-related crisis in our guide. It is designed primarily for school administrators, but teachers, staff, counselors and students also may find guidance here.