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Responding to Far-right Extremism Workshop

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The ‘Responding to Far-Right Extremism’ workshop is a follow-up workshop from our basic ‘Identifying Far-Right Extremism’ workshop that provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of far-right extremist hate and violence, both internationally and in Australia.

In this training participants will learn how to use a range of assessment tools and response models that allow them to quickly and reliably assess how vulnerable and at-risk a young person in their care might be to engaging with far-right extremism. These tools and models also assist frontline workers to formulate responses and engage appropriately and effectively with the young person.

While anyone who is interested in building their skills to respond to far-right extremist hate will benefit from this workshop, this session is specifically intended for frontline workers (e.g. youth workers, teachers, social workers, counsellors…) who are in contact with young people who might be at risk of hateful behaviour and/or involvement in right-wing extremism.

To prepare for this workshop, we recommend that people first complete our basic ‘Identifying Far-Right Extremism’ workshop. However, this workshop can be done as a stand-alone by participants who have a good level of pre-existing knowledge about far-right extremism.

What you will learn from this training

  • Recognise, analyse and deconstruct far-right extremist messaging and narratives
  • Learn to address complex and controversial topics with young people
  • Learn how to recognise worrying signs and behaviours
  • Increase your confidence engaging with young people who may have racist or hateful views and/or are at risk of engaging with far-right extremism
  • Build connections with other people concerned about the rise of far-right extremism
  • Build connections with other frontline workers and services

About our countering far-right extremism workshops

Racism, hate and extremism are important issues facing young people today. 

Young people are routinely targeted online by far-right extremist groups, networks and individuals promoting hateful and violent ideas, narratives and conspiracy theories. 

Research shows that the adoption of extremist views is a gradual process, which is best responded to early. People within the community who are in regular contact with the individual are ideally placed to notice changes in a person’s behaviour and to intervene early. 

All Together Now’s interactive programs are designed to provide participants with a nuanced understanding of far-right extremism in an Australian context and guidance on how to respond to young people in the early stages of engagement with right-wing extremism.

All our programs and interventions are informed by the observation that far-right extremism produces different forms of hate and violence that are both deep-rooted and intersectional.

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