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Juvenile Arson & Firesetting: Confronting Myth with Effective Dispositions

By Rebecca Porter, BA, Liz Murphy, LICSW and Robert Stadolnik, Ed.D.  |  May 8, 2013

Juveniles account for over half of all arrests for arson in the United States, and arson arrest rates have risen 9% over the past decade…

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Juvenile Set Fires: Using Data to Make a Difference

By Joseph E. Thomas Jr.  |  May 8, 2013

Can data make a difference in fire service efforts to reduce the incidents of problem firesetting involving juveniles? It absolutely can, it does, and it must.

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What Are You Boys Watching?: Media Exposure, Aggression, Parenting, and Firesetting Behavior in Boys (Ages 7-17)

By Robert Stadolnik, Ed.D., Lt. John Egan (Ret), Liz Murphy, LICSW and Kate Myers, LICSW  |  May 8, 2013

Concerns about the impact of a child’s repeated exposure to violence and aggression in various forms of media has been the source of debate for decades.

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Clearing the Smoke at Home: An Early Intervention Program for Children & Parents

By Timothy Kopet, Ph.D., and Judith Okulitch, MS  |  May 8, 2013

Children who misuse fire come from a variety of family and cultural backgrounds, can be any age, and misuse fire for a variety of reasons. As a result, we have learned that one size does not fit all when it comes to intervention.

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A New Hope: Changing Parent-Child Relationships with Circle of Security Parenting©

By Charlie Slaughter, MPH, RD  |  May 8, 2013

Many parenting programs focus on teaching techniques to parents to help them manage their children’s behavior. Success is having the child change their behavior so the parent is no longer irritated, angered, etc.

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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.

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