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Winterfest 2021: Friends, Fun, and…Pajamas?!

Posted February 25, 2021 in Camp, General, Prevention

If COVID-19 has taught us anything it has been the power of, and need for, connection. While many of us have struggled with this during the pandemic, this is a way of life for many burn survivors, especially children. Most do not know other burn survivors in their own communities, and children who attend Camp […]

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Why Do Girls Set Fires? Investigating the Gender Gap in Youth Firesetting Research

Posted February 23, 2021 in General, Prevention

Because 80 to 85 percent of identified youth firesetters are male, the majority of research on juvenile firesetting reflects the behavior of boys. This includes the general characteristics used to establish level of risk and determine appropriate treatment interventions for all children who misuse fire. Which begs the question—would fire safety education and assessment standards […]

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The Importance of Education in Youth Fire Misuse Intervention Programs: What Works?

Posted February 12, 2021 in General, Prevention

  According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 56,300 fires are started each year as a result of children playing with fire. While most juvenile firesetting begins as innocent curiosity or experimentation, youth fire misuse can also be a sign of underlying emotional issues or mental health disorders. And regardless of motive, 81 percent of […]

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Understanding Youth Firesetting in Boys

Posted February 10, 2021 in General, Prevention

Juvenile firesetting is one of the fastest-growing fire threats in the United States. Each year, fires set by youth claim the lives of approximately 300 people and destroy more than $300 million worth of property. What’s worse, children are most often the victims of these fires, accounting for 85 of every 100 lives lost. Research […]

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Is COVID-19 Lockdown Preventing Burn Victims From Seeking Treatment?

Posted January 5, 2021 in General, Prevention

Is COVID-19 Lockdown Preventing Burn Victims From Seeking Treatment? Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States continues to take unprecedented measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing mandates have impacted business and healthcare operations nationwide, significantly limiting service availability and impeding people’s ability to access them. […]

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Tackling Fire Prevention in a Socially Distant World

Posted December 1, 2020 in General, Prevention

As a kid, the visit from the fire companies was one of my favorite parts of elementary school. I believe it was a Dick Van Dyke and Donald Duck movie we would watch and we’d get to see the fire trucks. For a young guy who loved ‘Emergency!’, who could ask for anything better? The […]

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The Evolution of “Camp-In-A-Box” – Episode 2

Posted September 29, 2020 in Camp, General

The story of a box full of magic We knew that the changes brought on by the pandemic are often painful, isolating, and disorienting so it seemed that our camp message of hope and connection was more important than ever! Camp Susquehanna Leadership Team and volunteers had to think outside the box and imagine creative […]

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Virtual Camp Susquehanna 2020 Success Story – Episode 1

Posted August 31, 2020 in General

Covid Creates Opportunities for Connection Anyone who has experienced Camp Susquehanna knows what a special place it is for those who attend. Young burn survivors come from far and wide to spend time with other kids who have had similar experiences, sometimes meeting other burn survivors for the first time. They make friends, learn coping […]

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Welcome Our New Board Members

Posted July 31, 2020 in General

The mission of The Burn Prevention Network is to provide burn injury prevention education, materials, and advocacy throughout North America. We are excited to welcome our new board members, Teri Haddad – CEO of e-Media Works and Jeff Kelly – Director of Engineering at service electric TV, who will help us continue our mission of […]

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