JIBC - Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the NFPA 1035 Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist (YFIS) Professional Standard (Chapter 8). Students will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate a youth firesetting intervention program to meet the needs of their community. Various components of Youth Firesetter Intervention are explored, such as how to identify children and youth involved in firesetting, interview youth firesetters and family member, use an assessment tool to help determine the level of risk for future firesetting, provide effective intervention, and determine a program's success in reducing the recidivism rate of firesetting behaviour in children and youth.

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