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Juvenile Firesetting Handbook

A Community Guide to Prevention and Intervention

nfhc-logo_final_forwebFirst Place Winner
Benjamin Franklin Fire Writer’s Awards 2016

“The authors have been in the forefront of establishing community coalitions to address the juvenile fire problem. They have incorporated a wealth of knowledge, gained from conducting myriad juvenile firesetting workshops nationwide, into this outstanding new edition.”

Frank McGarry, former New York State Fire Administrator

“This book is the mental health professional’s best source for understanding juvenile firesetting and crafting office-based interventions for young patients and their families.”

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

“In 42 years of involvement with the issues of children and fire, I’ve learned that the most important things are: early identification and early intervention, establishing rapport with families, finding out the motivation for the behavior, and providing an intervention that will change that behavior. This book provides step-by-step guidance in exactly these keys to success.”

Joe B. Day, Joe B. Day and Associates

From more than 25 years of research and hands-on experience by fire investigators and child development experts, timeless strategies that remain current.

A practical book with effective educational interventions, tips on communication skills and step-by-step interviewing guide, chapters especially for mental health professionals, and nuts and bolts techniques for building community coalitions. Bonus materials including sample classroom lesson plans.

For fire service, teachers and daycare providers, social workers, mental health professionals, and everyone concerned with children and fire.

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