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(p. 53) Parent Preparation for Treatment: Goals, Targets, and Initial Plans 

(p. 53) Parent Preparation for Treatment: Goals, Targets, and Initial Plans
(p. 53) Parent Preparation for Treatment: Goals, Targets, and Initial Plans

David J. Kolko

and Eric M. Vernberg

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date: 17 April 2021

Chapter 5 specifically addresses working with the parent(s) concerning their child and fire, by: describing the purpose of the treatment (to reduce the risk of firesetting), discussing the parent’s treatment goals, and providing information about the treatment program. It explores ways to: Identify child and family strengths, Understand child and family stressors; and Learn about the parent’s use of monitoring, supervision, and discipline. The chapter includes discussion of how the parent reacts to stress, and includes encouraging the parent to relax. It discusses some common behaviors associated with firesetting and possible strategies for managing them, and explores the area of consequences to target these behaviors. The chapter makes use of forms (available in appendix c), which help educate the parent and elucidate information for the practioner.

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