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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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  • 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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  • 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 [...]

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  • Personalized Parent Voice Smoke Alarms: Better for Awakening Children in Case of Fire

    By Publication Manager | Jan 2, 2011

    A 2006 study that compared children’s responses to a conventional tone smoke alarm to a smoke alarm which contains a personalized recording of a parent’s voice demonstrated that children were more likely to awaken, and respond appropriately, when hearing their parent’s voice. Study Results 96% of children awakened to the parent recorded voice alarm as [...]

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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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