Handbook on firesetting in children and youth by David J Kolko

By David J Kolko

This article reference offers state of the art details on juvenile firesetters and experiences the present learn on younger firesetters and arsonists. The paintings illustrates tools of fireplace scene research and evaluate on the subject of child-parent and kinfolk components. this data is then used to prescribe interventions with the person in addition to community-wide courses. The paintings additionally presents current Read more...

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This article reference presents cutting-edge details on juvenile firesetters and stories the present learn on younger firesetters and arsonists. The paintings illustrates tools of fireside scene research and evaluate with regards to child-parent and kinfolk components. this knowledge is then used to prescribe interventions with the person in addition to community-wide courses.

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Accordingly, the use of fire may permit one to achieve interpersonal outcomes that could not have been easily produced through more direct expressive means. Unfortunately, though, few comparison studies have ex- V. Correlates of and Risk Factors for Firesetting 39 amined how these groups actually differ in the severity of the child's firesetting or other clinical problems. One study classified firesetters as high and low on each of two primary motives (curiosity, anger) and then compared them on measures of firesetting behavior and clinical dysfunction (Kolko & Kazdin, 1991c).

Instead, there is considerable diversity in their demographic, individual, parental, and familial characteristics. Reviewed in this section are some of the diagnostic and clinical characteristics documented among children who set fires and their families (Kolko, 2001). In studies comparing children with versus without any firesetting on structured rating scales and diagnostic interviews, firesetting has been found to be associated with various forms of child dysfunction, such as heightened aggression (Kolko, Kazdin, & Meyer, 1985) and covert behaviors, such as lying, stealing, or running away, than both match players and nonfiresetters (Kolko & Kazdin, 1991b).

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