ERIC Number: ED449407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Handbook.
This handbook is designed to teach communities how to develop an effective juvenile firesetter intervention program. The six chapters of this handbook can be viewed as the six building blocks essential to construct a successful program. The cornerstone of the blueprint is understanding the personality profiles of juvenile firesetters and their families. The next step is identifying at-risk youth and assessing the likelihood that they will become involved in future firesetting incidents. The identification of the three levels of firesetting risk-little, definitive, and extreme-leads to specific types of intervention, including evaluation, education, referral, and follow-up. These are the critical components of a juvenile firesetter program. To provide a complete complement of services to juvenile firesetters and their families, the juvenile firesetter program must be part of a community network. This network consists of a continuum of care designed to provide a range of intervention services, including prevention, immediate treatment, and graduated sanctions, to juvenile firesetters and their families. Finally, there is a specific set of programmatic tasks that will ensure the delivery of swift and effective intervention to at-risk youth and their families. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Community Cooperation, Counseling Services, Delinquency, Family Relationship, Intervention, Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Program Development
For full text: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/usfapubs/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC. U.S. Fire Administration.
Authoring Institution: N/A