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  • Letters From the Editor

    Welcome to the Fourth Printed Edition of MatchBook


  • Mental Health

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


  • Pediatric Burn Care

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


  • Fire Services

    Helping Youth Change Course: How Motivational Interviewing Works


  • Fire Services

    IAFF Youth Firesetting Data Project


  • Program Spotlight

    ACART Firesetter Treatment Program


  • The Australian Bushfire Arson Prevention Initiative

    By Publication Manager | Jan 2, 2011

    Dr. Tahl Kestin Research Project Manager at the Monash Sustainability Institute & Climate Works Australia, wanted to share this new report with the MatchBook Community. The report is the outcome of a symposium on bushfire arson prevention, held jointly by the Australian Bushfire Arson Prevention Initiative and the Australian Institute of Criminology in Melbourne, 25-26 [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • 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.


  • Poll

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


  • Facts
    & Stats

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