Day 3 Course Descriptions

8:30-9:30 Awards Presentation


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Youth Firesetting:  Creative Strategies to Engage Families
Youth firesetting can involve many psychological and familial dynamics.  This workshop will present four creative approaches for engaging families including: multi-family motivational interviewing to clarify values, circular weaving questions to connect all family members in problem solving, home visits where the child is engaged in a useful role helping the family to be safer, and family forensic mental health evaluation.  We’ll break out into interactive small groups for in depth practice and case discussion.

Brad Jackson & Rachel Lind-Utumapu
Brad Jackson, PhD, is a  licensed clinical psychologist working with high risk youth. Ds. Jackson works with the youth firesetting evaluation and treatment program with the Burn Program at Children’s Hopsital Colorado.

Rachael Lind Utumapu is a national trainer with the New Zealand Fire Service Fire Awareness & Intervention Programme.  She has provided training and supervision for interventionists throughout NZ; developed innovative fire safety and firesetting intervention curriculum and materials; and presented nationally and internationally on the program components and success.

3rd Grade Interactive Safety Games
Learn about this great interactive curriculum that you can take back to your classrooms!

Sherrie Guerrero

Remembering When & Lunch!
At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. By age 75, that risk increases to three times that of the general population — and to four times by age 85.

Remembering When™ is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention -developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high-fire-risk states. The program was designed to be implemented by a coalition comprising the local fire department, service clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities, and others. Coalition members can decide how to best approach the local senior population: through group presentations, during home visits, and/or as part of a smoke alarm installation and fall intervention program.