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NFA Direct Delivery – Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Program Manager Courses
June 11 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm$50.00
We are offering back-to-back the Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager courses. This provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to identify children and adolescents involved in firesetting. The course addresses how to establish programs to meet the needs of these youths and their families. Skills essential to meet the Youth Firesetting Intervention Professional Standard which is part of National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, and Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager are discussed and practiced throughout the course.
The course framework guides practitioners through the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to combat the misuse of fire and incendiary devices by juveniles. The course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior. It also empowers students with knowledge on how to develop, implement and evaluate a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program.
Must have a SIDS # — Obtain one here
Tom Hontz Public Safety Training Center 911 N. Stadem Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281
For Intervention Specialist students: Please complete this IS pre-course assignment found on pages 2-3 and bring to class.
For Program Manager students: Please complete the PM pre-course assignment found on pages 2-4 and bring to class.
This course covers the following:
- Review of NFPA 1035 for Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist.
- The extent of the youth firesetting problem and justification for local youth firesetting prevention and intervention programs.
- Examination of the typologies of firesetting and the motivation behind firesetting behaviors.
- Identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up.
- Youth firesetting educational interventions.
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain national trends in youth firesetting and compare those trends to the statistics from their home communities.
- Classify the typologies of youth firesetting.
- Explain intervention options to mitigate youth firesetting behavior.
- Present an educational intervention for a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program.
Cost: $50.00 each for the Intervention Specialist and Program Manager, payable to AFBEA. A separate invoice will be issued after registration.