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  • Letters From the Editor

    Welcome to the Fourth Printed Edition of MatchBook

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  • Mental Health

    The Power of a Positive, Relationship-Focused, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach to Guiding At-Risk Children and Youth

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  • Pediatric Burn Care

    Are You Listening Now?: The Million Dollar Cry for Help

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  • Fire Services

    Helping Youth Change Course: How Motivational Interviewing Works

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  • Fire Services

    IAFF Youth Firesetting Data Project

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  • Program Spotlight

    ACART Firesetter Treatment Program

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  • Case Study: Finding the Cause of Teen’s Firesetting Leads to Lasting Solutions

    By Publication Manager | May 9, 2013

    James*, a 15-year-old African-American male, appeared in juvenile court after allegedly setting a fire that resulted in significant damage to his foster home and being charged with arson.

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  • Bullying and Firesetting

    By Amy Sharp, Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, and Janet Bober | Jan 4, 2011

    School Social Work Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, pgs. 86-97 Posted on July 17, 2009 There has been a longstanding acceptance that many kids involved in firesetting experience significant social difficulties including isolation, rejection, a history of relationship conflicts and being bullied by their peers. Kids who are involved in firesetting may be either the [...]

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  • Youth Firesetting – Progress Towards a Coordinated Data Approach

    By Phil Tammaro | May 8, 2013

    While there are statistics and data about youth fire setting available from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), the issue remains as to how this data is collected –or not– and whether the data provides a complete picture of youth firesetting and its relationship to the national fire problem?

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    How confident are you in your understanding of the differences between male and female youth who set fires?

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  • Facts
    & Stats

    Under the false impression they can control the fires they set, children cause nearly 80,000 structure fires per year.

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