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(p. 145) Professional and Program Development 

(p. 145) Professional and Program Development
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(p. 145) Professional and Program Development
Author(s):

David J. Kolko

and Eric M. Vernberg

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190261191.003.0015
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date: 18 November 2017

This chapter provides a brief overview of professional resources for practitioners. It encourages practitioner involvement in consolation and research efforts to further improve upon knowledge on juvenile firesetting and results for future clients. The professional development section includes the subject of education and training, encouraging practitioners to make use of new educational material and advances made in the various technologies available to combat the misuse of fire. Practitioners are urged to consider being involved in some form of peer or professional consultation, as well as providing consultation to local programs as an important community resource. Program development is addressed, citing the importance of screening and assessment, intervention services, and evaluation and research.

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