Evidence-Based Practices for School Refusal and Truancy

Mary B. Wimmer, PhD

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Imagine a classroom where there is a student in every desk.

School refusal and truancy are serious issues in today's educational sphere. Students avoid school for multiple reasons: anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and bullying, which we hear a lot about lately. And they're choosing to stay home.

Powered by the right awareness interventions and preventions, you can help curb truancy and school refusal. Whether you're facing this issue on a large scale or need to address it one-on-one, the second edition of Evidence-Based Practices for School Refusal and Truancy is your personal guidebook.

Packed with a wide range of techniques, this book helps you:

  • Identify, assess, and monitor school refusal behavioral
  • Intervene at each Response-to-Intervention (RTI) tier
  • Address contextual risk factors like homelessness and school violence
  • Implement positive behavior supports for students
  • Develop successful school-wide truancy prevention programs
  • Focus on emotionally-based school refusal
  • Define differences in school refusal behavior

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