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Handbook on Firesetting in Children and Youth - David J Kolko

Handbook on Firesetting in Children and Youth

Paperback Published: 10th July 2002
ISBN: 9780124177611
Number Of Pages: 420

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This text reference provides state-of-the-art information on juvenile firesetters and reviews the current research on youthful firesetters and arsonists. The work illustrates methods of fire scene investigation and assessment relating to child-parent and family factors. This information is then used to prescribe interventions with the individual along with community-wide programs. The work also provides current information on fire safety education and curricula, with explicit training materials. Finally, the book addresses the need for residential treatment centers and training schools on methods for handling firesetting youth and maintaining a fire safe environment.
Key Features
* Presents a multidisciplinary approach
* Describes and illusrates current tools and techniques
* Includes materials encouraging both fire safety and mental health intervention
* Contributors are nationally known experts in their field
* Covers a full range of topics - content has both depth and breadth

Contributorsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
The Problem of Children and Fire: An Historical Perspective
Fire Use in Societyp. 1
Scope of the Problemp. 2
Efforts to Deal with the Problemp. 3
Juvenile Firesetting: Past, Present, and Futurep. 11
Referencesp. 12
Developmental Perspectives on Children and Fire
Fascinated by Fire: A Cultural Fixationp. 15
Status Report: People and Firep. 16
Development of an Interest in Firep. 17
The Preschool Childp. 18
The Industrial Revolution: The Latency Periodp. 22
Adolescence: True Rebels Don't Need a Causep. 24
Referencesp. 31
Research Studies on the Problem
Introduction to the Research Literaturep. 33
Prevalence of Fireplay and Firesettingp. 34
Description and Parameters of Children's Firesp. 35
Motives and Typologiesp. 37
Correlates of and Risk Factors for Firesettingp. 39
Intervention and Treatmentp. 43
Recidivism and Follow-Upp. 50
Relationship to Studies of Adult Arsonp. 51
Future Directionsp. 51
Referencesp. 52
The Interdisciplinary Approach to Juvenile Firesetting: A Dialogue
How Did You Get Started?p. 58
How Do You Deal with Data?p. 61
How and to Whom Do You Provide Technical Assistance?p. 64
How Do You Manage the Training Needs of Staff?p. 66
How Do You Keep the Lines of Communication Open?p. 69
Common Groundp. 71
Referencesp. 74
Fundamentals of Fire Investigation
The Nature and Science of Firep. 75
Arson: Legal and Criminal Considerationsp. 82
How Public Fire Investigations Workp. 84
Solving Fire Ground Investigationsp. 88
How Juvenile Firesetter Incidents Are Solvedp. 90
Referencesp. 93
Appendix Ap. 95
Appendix Bp. 97
Talking the Talk: Tips and Techniques for Interviewing Juveniles
Introductionp. 99
Legal Issues When Conducting a Juvenile Interrogationp. 105
Collecting Background Informationp. 107
Summaryp. 120
Referencesp. 120
Appendix Ap. 121
Appendix Bp. 125
Appendix Cp. 129
Appendix Dp. 137
Appendix Ep. 139
Screening and Triage Tools
Introductionp. 141
The FEMA Interview Toolp. 142
The Revised FEMA Interview Toolp. 144
Juvenile with Fire--The Oregon Screening Toolp. 147
Validationp. 151
The Screening Interviewp. 153
The Interview Locationp. 154
Conclusionp. 157
Referencesp. 157
Assessing Recent Firesetting Behavior and Taking a Firesetting History
Introductionp. 161
The First Step in Taking a Firesetting History: The Cause-and-Origin Reportp. 162
Structured Assessments of Firesetting Behaviorp. 163
A Narrative Approach to Taking a Firesetting History and Assessing Firesetting Behaviorp. 166
The Use of the Firesetting History Interview in the Massachusetts Coalition for Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Programsp. 168
Comments and Conclusionsp. 171
Referencesp. 175
Clinical Assessment of Juvenile Firesetters and Their Families: Tools and Tips
The Assessment of Fire-Related Characteristics, Risks, and Targetsp. 177
The Firesetting Risk Interview and Children's Firesetting Interviewsp. 184
The Fire Protocolp. 188
Juvenile Firesetter Needs Assessment Protocolp. 194
The Cycles Modelp. 198
General Clinical Assessment: Goals and Representative Measures and Methodsp. 203
Referencesp. 209
Appendix Ap. 213
Appendix Bp. 215
Fire Safety Education and Skills Training
Background and Rationalep. 219
Recommended Strategies, Methods, and Materialsp. 226
Summaryp. 236
Referencesp. 236
Appendix Ap. 239
Appendix Bp. 255
Three Models of Educational Interventions for Child and Adolescent Firesetters
The Firesetting Typologies: Background and Rationalep. 261
The Firesetting Typologies and Interventionp. 262
The Six Characteristics of Effective Intervention Programsp. 263
Educational Intervention for Curious Firesettersp. 266
Part Three: The Family Componentp. 269
Summaryp. 278
Appendix Ap. 279
Parent and Community Fire Education: Integrating Awareness in Public Education Programs
Child-Caused Fires with Historical and Contemporary Perspectivesp. 283
Limited Adult Awareness of Fire Concernsp. 284
Fireplay and Firesetting: A Continuum from Naive to Maliciousp. 285
Updating Fire Prevention and Response Requirementsp. 286
Working to Understand the Dynamics of Child Fire Usagep. 287
Asking the Questions, Gathering the Datap. 288
Each Agency and Discipline Carries A Unique "Bucket"p. 290
Opportunities to Learn Together and from Each Otherp. 291
Many Ways, One Goalp. 292
Referencesp. 298
Appendix Ap. 301
Child, Parent, and Family Treatment: Cognitive--Behavioral Interventions
Overviewp. 305
Selected Child Treatment Proceduresp. 306
Parenting Effectiveness Techniquesp. 325
Family Work: Skills Training Applicationsp. 333
Summaryp. 334
Referencesp. 335
Residential Treatment of Latency-Aged Youth with Firesetting Behavior
Introductionp. 337
Residential Care for Firesettersp. 338
Program Development, Implementation Strategies, and Follow-upp. 339
Program Design, Considerations, and Planningp. 340
Implementation, Intervention, and Treatment Strategiesp. 344
Discharge, After-Care, and Relapse Preventionp. 352
Secure Residential Treatment for Adolescent Firesetters
Introductionp. 353
Treatment Begins with Assessmentp. 356
Treatment Planning: A Three-Step Processp. 358
Specialized Firesetter Group Treatmentp. 360
Evaluating Treatment: Did it Work?p. 364
Managing Transitions to Less Restrictive Facilitiesp. 365
Referencesp. 366
Appendix Ap. 367
Appendix Bp. 369
Appendix Cp. 377
Juvenile Justice Diversion and Intervention
Introductionp. 383
Assessing A Youth's Riskp. 384
Characteristics of Juvenile Justice Programsp. 385
Assessment and Evaluationp. 387
Intervention Servicesp. 387
Program Examplesp. 388
Case Management and System Issuesp. 393
Further Considerations and Future Directions
Introductionp. 395
Needed Directionsp. 396
Referencesp. 406
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ISBN: 9780124177611
ISBN-10: 0124177611
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 10th July 2002
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.73

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