International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014

Academic Predictors and Characteristics of Self-Reported Juvenile Firesetting
IntroductionRural and urban residents accustomed to seeing fire engines racing with sirens wailing and lights flashing are unaware of the problem of juvenile set fires. In 2001, the United States Fire Administration published findings indicating that...
Assessment and Treatment of Youth Firesetting: A Clinical Perspective
IntroductionOnly a few empirical articles have been published on fire starting in the last decade (1). This is true despite 19% of all mental health out-patient treatment visits and 35% of in-patient stays serve children and adolescents admitting to...
Do Not Play with Fire
IntroductionFire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light and various reaction products. Fire is intriguing and therefore something that will attract a curious child from an early age.In...
Firesetting and Maltreatment: A Review
IntroductionIntentional firesetting is a significant problem with today's children and adolescents. On average, 300 deaths annually are attributed to juvenile firesetters with an average loss of property worth $300 million (1). It is thought that intentional...
Firesetting Behavior and Associated Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
IntroductionFiresetting is an often overlooked problem that is completed by youth as well as adults and results in serious damage to lives as well as property. Firesetting has been linked to a number of comorbid psychiatric disorders. Evaluating comorbid...
Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse
IntroductionSeveral authors agree on recurrent long-term effects on females that have been sexually abused during their pre-pubertal years (1). These effects include depression, sleep problems, eating disorders, obesity, feelings of isolation, stigmatization,...
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