Hosted by ACAMH and delivered by fabtic Managing Director Joanna Foster, these two interactive workshops explore what is known about children and teenagers who set fires. Having specialised in this field of work for nearly two decades, Joanna will draw upon both the available research and her frontline client work throughout the workshops, with time also given to participants’ questions and reflections. Session 1 – Friday 2 July 2021, 1400-1600hrs Fire starters, twisted fire starters? The workshop will explore the impact of language, the identification of risk and need, and what is known about children and teenagers who set fires. Session 2 – Friday 16 July 2021, 1400-1600hrs In discussing the approaches of fire safety education versus psychosocial education, a range of hands-on activities and creative ideas will be explored for use with curious toddlers through to risk-taking teenagers.
Learning outcomes include
- An overview on why children and adolescents start fires
- Insight on how to address these issues
- Interventions and sources of support for families and professionals
Who should attend
These FREE sessions will be of particular interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, clinicians, educational psychologists, social workers, teachers, pastoral support workers, community liaison workers, those that work with children and young people affected with mental health issues, and potentially parents. Book now via this Zoom link.