This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions.

Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for enhancing resilience and addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people. Topics covered include:

  • Depression, suicide, and self-harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Marginalized Youth
  • Mental Health Issue
  • Peer Mentoring and Building on Strengths
  • Cults and Gangs
  • Bullying
  • Firelighting

Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics.

This book is ideal for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counseling, and education.

Intervening with Youth Who Engage in Fire-Setting

Intervening with Youth Who Engage in Fire-Setting

Intervening with youth who engage in fire-setting
Daryl L.Sharp, Robert E.Cole, Carolyn E.Kourofsky and Susan W.Blaakman


Fires set by children and young people pose a significant public health concern. Whether begun intentionally or unintentionally as a result of juveniles playing with fire (the term fire-setting encompasses both), youth-initiated fires result in considerable injuries, deaths and property damage each year (Hall, 2005a). Estimates from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) indicate that, every day, seven people are killed or injured in fires set by juveniles (Hall, 2005a).

Children are at high risk for injury and death due to fires. In a study of unintentional injuries, researchers with the Home Safety Council found that fire and burns were the leading cause of death ...

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