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Mentorship- A Woman Teaches Men to Teach Boys

Can men teach each other and boys about women without being taught by women? Aaron interviews Gabrielle about her life, path and experience with her daughter. Boysen Hodgson and Brian Katz both work with men and boys mentoring and teaching in their communities, but do men know WHAT to say to each other about consent and assaults on women, without actually talking to a woman and hear what she wants said?


Bully Proofing Your Kid

Join Jeanie Cisco Meth and host Aaron Huey as they talk about bullying in today's culture. When Jeanie was a young girl, everyone knew she was different. When she got into school, the labeling began. She had so many learning disabilities and physical differences she stood out. She had dyslexia, she couldn’t talk very well, she was legally blind, by the eighth grade she was six feet tall, she was a cancer survivor, and the list goes on. She was told she would never amount to much. She...


From There to Here

Recovered addicts can make the BEST mentors for the youth who struggle with drugs. Why? Aaron and Nate discuss how parents can find help to get their kids from addiction to mentorship. Nate Wilson is from Woodland Park, Colorado about 30 mins west of Colorado Springs. Nate is a personal trainer and health coach and soon to be author. Nate has been clean off of meth and heroin for 9 years now and quit drinking for about 2 1/2 years now. He blogs on his Facebook page:...


Life Stressors

Host of Beyond Risk and Back podcast and founder of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center, Aaron Huey, speaks to parents at a middle school about how to help their kids with anxiety. It's hard to teach a child anything without modeling it themselves. What kids learn from their parents is what they do and what they don't do. You as a parent have to take a look at your own life. Working through your kid's anxiety with them helps them process the feelings, develop endurance, and not feel...


Which Way?

In Which Way?... Mother and daughter tell parallel stories about trauma and its impact on the generations that follow. Jann Simmons’ story is a heart-wrenching account of an orphaned child who suffered brutality at the hands of her mother, as well as many others. As an adult, Jann’s mind was closed to the horrors of her abuse, betrayal, and abandonment until the day they all came flooding back to her conscious mind. That awareness began a 40-year transformation from a passive victim to...


Stopping Human Traffic

A 150 BILLION dollar a year industry, Human Trafficking has silently become one of the biggest crimes in the world. Aaron interviews Detective Aoki and Detective Heule from Colorado Springs Police Department's Human Trafficking Division to help listeners understand how this is happening in our backyards and what we can do to help put a stop to it.


Kids and Personal Management

Host of Beyond Risk and Back podcast and founder of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center, Aaron Huey, speaks to parents at a middle school about teaching kids personal management skills. It's hard to teach a child anything without modeling it themselves. What kids learn from their parents is what they do and what they don't do. You as a parent have to take a look at your own life. If you don't create your day your day creates you.


The Audacity of Happiness: Having a Child with Mental Illness

Holding on to hope is hard enough, how do you do it when life has given you a child who is less...typical? Host Aaron Huey interviews Gabrielle Giacomazzo about her life, path and experience with her daughter. Gabrielle Giacomazzo is a mental health advocate who aims to help reduce the stigma of mental health issues with children. As the mother of two young girls, one of whom has a mental health disorder, she understands firsthand the impact that mental illness can have on a family....


It's the NEED - The Secret Language of Teen Behavior

Aaron and Alexa tackle the question...”Why would you do that?” and hopefully answer why everyone does anything! They discuss the 2 models of Human Needs. Alexa Argianas is an MSW originally from Chicago, Illinois. She is a clinical intern at Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center.


“One More Day” The Suicide Survivor

How do you rebuild a life after a childhood of bullying, depression and suicide attempts? Jared Mason tells his incredible story of perseverance, tenacity, and second chances after a failed suicide attempt at age 12. Powerful and raw. Jared Mason is a daddy, a husband, a son, a brother, a truck driver, and an example of hope to those who feel that life cannot get better. It can.


Part III: Talking Honestly About Sexual Harassment: Making An IMPACT

Join Aaron Huey on Beyond Risk and Back for Part III of talking honestly about sexual harassment. Have you even heard the term "consent education"? Until men have consent education, we HAVE to teach women how to fight off an attacker. There are many self defense classes our there, but do these classes really work? Maia and Aaron talk to Martha Thompson, Aaron Christensen, and Robert about women's model mugging and rape defense classes. You don't want to miss this educational show about how...


Being Cool With Dyslexia

Host of Beyond Risk and Back and founder of, Aaron Huey, interviews Chester Simmons, a young man that learned how to overcome dyslexia and ADD. Tune in to hear an amazing perspective for parents: What is it like to have Dyslexia? Do you grow out of it? How does it affect ones social life? What helps? Aaron and Chester talk about dyslexia from the perspective of learning from someone who grew up and continues to evolve while at the same time “being cool with it”....


Damsel in Defense

Home based Parties to buy Tupperware, totes and tasers? How a women's self defense party business has turned into a global resource for children and families to protect themselves and their loved ones. Hosts Maia Huey and Aaron Huey, founder of, talk with Cheryl to discover the movement and the “why” for this unique business. Maia Huey is Aaron’s daughter, a senior in college receiving her Bachelors in Marketing, and is the founder of Sonder Marketing and Events...


A Dad and Daughter Talk About Sexual Harassment

A woman still thinks about what she should wear so she’s safe, what time it is and whether or not to carry a self-defense weapon when they go out at don’t. Women have to exchange freedom for safety, men don’t. Aaron Huey, founder of, talks with his daughter, Maia, about this and together begin a series of podcasts for parents about sexual-harassment, self-care, consent education, and being a woman in 2018. Maia Huey is Aaron’s daughter, a senior in...


The Eye of the Needle

Are Needle Exchange Programs working? Does giving an addict sterile needles help them quit? Does Harm reduction work? Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Programs, and Patty Brezovar discuss the ins and outs of needle exchanges, Aids, Hep C, and the Opioid Crisis. Patty faces the criticism and doubt with grace and compassion, the same way she supports addicts who suffer. For the past 18 years, Patty has worked at Boulder County Public Health, as a harm reductionist in...


I Hurt Too

Aaron Huey, Founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center, has a frank conversation with Val who’s brother suffers from Schizophrenia. Honest, emotional, and a clear understanding of how mental health issues hurt everyone in the family. They help to answer the question,"When a family member is mentally ill, what happens to the rest?"


Real Teens, Real Sex

Aaron Huey of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center and the amazing people at Y.E.S., Your Empowered Sexuality talk about the current state of Sex Ed, rape culture, Consent Education and how to talk to your kids about sex. Rebecca is a co-founder and workshop leader for Your Empowered Sexuality. She was inspired to pursue sexuality work through YES after realizing the lack of current and inclusive sex-ed she and her peers had received when they were in high-school. She has facilitated...


What Changes When A Parents “Adolescent Development” Primer

The expectation that teens should act a certain way, when they may not even be developmentally capable of doing it is a set up for failure! How do you know what to expect from a teen and what is the difference between “willingness and capability”? Aaron Huey, Co-Founder, and President of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center has been working with children, teens, and parents for over 18 years. After ten years directing camps and empowerment programs around the world, Aaron opened Fire...


Bad Rap Rehabs with Dr. Judith Landau

Rehabs are in the news once again! How is a parent supposed to know what to look for when all they hear are the horror stories? Aaron Huey, Founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center, and Dr. Judith Landau break down the “what to look for” in a treatment program. Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, CIP, CAI, CRS, President and CEO of Linking Human Systems, LLC, and ARISE® Network, and President of LINC Foundation, Inc., is a child, family and community neuropsychiatrist. A former...


Sticking to Consequences and Making Consequences Stick

Consequences with kids are tough! Teens are even harder! How do you create consequences that stick? As a parent, what is a good way to make sure you stick to those consequences? Join host Aaron Huey on one of his live coaching shows with parents! Aaron is the founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Programs located in beautiful Colorado.