Juvenile Firesetters Conference, 2014
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Thursday, August 7, 2014 8:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
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Location: Northeast Indiana Public Safety Academy/Ivy Tech Campus South
7602 Patroit Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN
About This Event

AUGUST 7, 2014 8:00am-4:00pm

REGISTRATION: $60.00, which includes 6 CEU's/PLU's,all conference materials, continental breakfast, and lunch


While open to everyone, this year’s juvenile firesetter conference may be particularly beneficial for:
Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers
Fire Fighters and Fire Service Professionals
School Counselors and Staff
Foster Parents


8:00am-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am– 11:45am Morning Sessions
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm-4:00pm Afternoon Sessions


Juvenile firesetting is a devastating, costly and sometimes deadly problem that affects every community in the United States. Yet often, juvenile firesetters go unnoticed, causes of fires remain undetermined, and young people never receive needed treatment and/or consequences.
This conference will focus upon the significant impact current social media use and the constant exposure to the virtual world has on juveniles More often than not today, children find themselves learning as much from the virtual world (video games, the Internet, iPads, social media) than from the real world.

At this year’s conference participants will:

Understand the current state of social media among children and teens.

Explore how virtual media has implications for learning, particularly as it relates to delinquency and firesetting.

See specific instances of social media use by juvenile firesetters.

Understand the effect of social media and the virtual on juveniles.

Learn how you and your colleagues can combat juvenile firesetting in your community.

Examine specific cases of juvenile firesetting behavior and investigate these cases based on typology of firesetting.

Learn examples of therapeutic and intervention strategies.

Have ample opportunity for general discussion and sharing of ideas.



Marketing and Social Media Strategist, Speaker, and Trainer

An experienced trainer, writer, and marketing and social media strategist, Anthony Juliano approaches his work with one simple goal: to help others understand our changing communication environment. A graduate of Salem State College, Indiana University, and Indiana Tech, Anthony has more than 15 years of experience in his field.

Anthony has developed and taught college classes in social media; has presented about social media at national and international conferences; and has provided social media training for a wide variety of individuals and businesses. Anthony writes a monthly column about social media for Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly and has written for a variety of publications and blogs, including Convince and Convert, "the world’s #1 content marketing resource." He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with his wife and his son.


Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Education Manchester University

Dr. Slavkin earned his B.A. degree in 1993 from DePauw University, his Master’s of Research in Education and Counseling Education from Saint Louis University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Development from Indiana University in 2000. He has experience teaching and counseling at-risk and exceptional elementary and middle school students in inner city schools in St. Louis, Missouri and Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Slavkin’s principle research interests include service-learning, experiential education, juvenile firesetting, and authentic assessment.

In whatever spare time exists, Dr. Slavkin likes to read historic nonfiction and be with his family. He is a die-hard fan of all things Disney and Harry Potter.

We look forward to you joining us for a full day of enlightening discussion!
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