The CRR Symposiums have replaced the Desert Southwest Fire and Life Safety Educators Conference and the Juvenile Firesetter and Injury Prevention/Juvenile Firesetter Conference. These one-day training opportunities offer the latest trends and programs for the Public Educator. The symposiums are designed to assist many levels of the Fire and Life Safety Educators — beginning, intermediate, or advanced — by giving usable tools to start a program or fine tune one already in place.

Fall Symposium

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Meet the Speakers

Speaker: Iya Affo

Iya Affo is a Culturalist and Historical Trauma consultant. She earned Western certification as a Trauma Specialist and is a descendant of a long line of traditional healers from Bénin, West Africa. Iya serves as an Executive Board Member for the Arizona ACEs Consortium, is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Arizona Trauma Institute, and the founder of the Phoenix Rising in Resilience blog on the Paces Connection platform. Iya is the founder of Heal Historical Trauma Culture & Indigenous Wellness Academy, which provides Historical Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training to individuals and organizations. She has visited more than 30 countries; living in Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Native American, and Yoruba communities, embracing aspects from each culture for personal evolution. Through understanding and educating about culture, Iya strives to transcend tolerance through cultivating love and respect for all people.

Symposium Location

Mesa Fire and Medical Department

708 W. Baseline Road

Mesa, Arizona