Evidence-Based Practices for School Refusal and Truancy
Mary B. Wimmer, PhD
Get evidence-based prevention and intervention for school refusal and truancy.
Get the tools you need to provide meaningful interventions for different types of school refusal behavior, as well as ways to prevent truancy on a school-wide basis in the second edition of Evidence-Based Practices for School Refusal and Truancy.
You’ll get a wide range of evidence-based solutions—from school-wide initiatives to prevent truancy to individual approaches for helping students return to learning. Techniques embrace a comprehensive, multilevel approach with ongoing coordination between school, community, and medical resources to help ensure success.
With this book, you will be able to:
- Take steps to identify, assess, and monitor school refusal behavior.
- Define differences in school refusal behavior.
- Effectively address emotionally based school refusal.
- Develop successful school-wide truancy prevention programs.
- Use how-to instructions to deal with school refusal at each RTI tier.
- Address contextual risk factors like homelessness and school violence.
- Implement positive behavior supports for students.
- Review legal requirements and best practices for intervention.
An excellent resource for school psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, and administrators this is a powerful tool that can be added to your district’s resources or your personal bookshelf.
About the Author
Mary Wimmer has worked as a school psychologist in southeastern Wisconsin for over 30 years. She currently works for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District at Pershing Elementary School.