The introduction has a desired group size; this allows us to safeguard room for discussion during case coding(s) and will promote a more interactive session.
This way all participants are actively encouraged to partake in discussions and the trainers have a better sense of the audience member's understanding.
Introduction 1: Reading the VERA-2R
This half‐day introductory course is offered to professionals who are tasked to read and interpret specific risk-assessments, such as lawyers, public prosecutors and judges, and is also suitable for leading officials and executives from prison and probation.
Participants will learn about the rationale of the VERA-2R methodology, the risk-language, the instrument itself and its utility in practice. An overview of the coding of the items and risk estimates is given with the notion of risk management plans. This introduction is offered in an interactive workshop setting.
Introduction 2: Dealing with the VERA-2R
This one‐day introductory and interactive course to the VERA-2R is designed to inform frontline workers and every professional who has to deal with violent extremists. Examples are police officers, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers in mental health and prison settings, and municipality social workers. Participants learn about the rationale of the VERA-2R methodology, the risk-language, the instrument itself and its utility in practice.
The bulk of the day is spent reviewing the risk-indicators, how to code these indicators and how to develop a risk management plan using a case vignette to enhance understanding. Participants will leave with a more profound understanding on risk-indicators specifically related to violent extremism and on the rationale and the utility in practice of the instrument.