Pediatric Burn Care

Who’s Taking The Wheel: Road Map to Youth-Guided Care


By Publication Manager  |  May 9, 2014

Responsive interventions are driven by input and participation by youth and families receiving services. “Youth-Guided Care” is a burgeoning concept driven by the belief that youth must be empowered, educated, and given a decision-making role in their own care. Youth-guided care validates youth and family voices and offers a platform for youth to shape intervention and treatment services. This edition of MatchBook, Who’s Taking the Wheel?: Road Map to Youth-Guided Care, highlights opportunities within firesetting intervention to incorporate youth-focused programming and principles.


Changing Paradigms in Fire Safety & Burn Prevention: Key Note Address from the 2012 Northeast Juvenile Firesetting Conference


By Ernest Grant, RN, MSN, FAAN  |  May 8, 2013

The field of fire safety and burn prevention, like every healthy and growing organization or movement, must at some time re-evaluate its own beliefs, prioritize its efforts towards real solutions, re-commit to a fundamental mission of “why we do what we do”, and look toward the future with clear directions.


Strengthening our Homes: From Incident to Outcome


By Publication Manager  |  May 8, 2013

The overwhelming majority of childhood burn injuries and youth set fires occur in homes. Youth firesetting occurs in every community and in homes across the country. It is critical that fire service, mental health, public safety, education, and juvenile justice professionals work together with families to properly prevent firesetting and effectively intervene to keep homes safe and strong.


Forensic Assessment and Clinical Intervention for Juvenile Fire Setters: The San Diego Model


By Ronn Johnson, Ph.D.  |  Dec 3, 2010

The San Diego Model for juvenile fire setters (JFS) is better known as “FATJAM.” FATJAM refers to the “Forensic Assessment & Therapeutic Jurisprudence Assistance Model.” FATJAM is a risk oriented skills-based juvenile…


Juvenile Justice: A Strategic Partnership


By Publication Manager  |  Dec 1, 2010

Meri-K Appy joins the Today Show to discover if young children know the dangers of playing with fire.Meri-K Appy joins the Today Show to discover if young children know the dangers of playing with fire.


Connecting the Dots


By Publication Manager  |  Jul 6, 2010

For too long the response to juvenile firesetting has been under and over reacted to; at times the behavior is under reported, while in other incidences the behavior is met with an extreme response.


Expanding our Knowledge of Hospital Based Programs


By Marion Doctor, LCSW  |  Jan 6, 2010

The concept that pediatric burn centers have a role and responsibility in identifying and providing appropriate intervention for children and adolescents burned as a result of firesetting behavior has only quite recently…