The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

Youth Firesetting: Clinical, Forensic, and Judicial Considerations   (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Jerrod Brown, Ph.D, MA, MS, MS, MS

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Analyze key research findings, statistics, and concepts associated with youth firesetting
  • Learn about the implications youth firesetting has for the criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal systems
  • Identify best practices for minimizing the consequences associated with youth firesetting
  • Review intervention approaches appropriate for youth who set fires


Youth firesetting is a complex behavior with dangerous consequences that can include significant property damage and loss of life. As such, early identification and intervention is very important. This training is designed to assist professionals with achieving an increased understanding of youth firesetting and its implications for the criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal systems. Relevant and up-to-date research findings will be presented throughout this training.

Presenter Biography:

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota and has extensive experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past seventeen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is also certified as a Youth Firesetting Prevention/Intervention Specialist, an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, an Autism Specialist, and a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP).

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