Youth Resilience is Key to ‘Waging Peace’

Preventing violent extremism (PVE) is a multi-generational challenge in waging peace, and to do it properly, communities will need to rely on the resilience of youth. This means empowering youth…

Why Our Boys Need Emotional Intelligence

There is a distinct cultural shift in favor of cultivating emotional intelligence in young men. Perhaps it was inevitable. The rise of ideological violence across the board — from Islamic…

Mothers Worry About Toxic Masculinity

As mothers to sons, we worry about the toxic masculinity many of our boys are being raised around as well as the possibility of this toxic masculinity being a precursor…

Are Special Needs Youth More Vulnerable to Radicalization?

The most vulnerable population for radicalization are special needs youth, including those that have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Aspergers, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or who suffer from learning…