FIREWISE is a one day induction programme to give identified at risk young people from within the educational system an opportunity to be selected for the twelve week Firebreak programme. On request, FIREWISE can also be used as a pre-selection day for F.L.A.R.E. It can also be used as a stand alone, one day diversionary activity.
Client Group: Young people aged 12+ who are still in formal education but whose anti-social and / or risk taking behaviour means that they are in danger of permanently falling out of the educational system. Referrals come through individual schools.
Objectives: The FIREWISE induction programme works towards delivering a final group of 12 young people who will participate in the FIREBREAK course who have a balance of strengths and personalities, ensuring that participants fully understand their commitment to Firebreak.
Content: The day includes activities based around numeracy, communication, working with others, problem-solving and improving their own performance.
Evaluation: FIREWISE takes place approximately 6 weeks prior to Firebreak to allow schools to begin to monitor attendance and risk-taking behaviour.
Success Criteria: A group of twelve young people are selected to go onto, and successfully begin, the FIREBREAK course.