Recorded Class

School Refusal: What Really Helps?

September 15, 2022 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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Previously hosted live class. Access the recording and handouts by clicking on the Course Lesson below.

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School refusal, also known as school avoidance, is a misunderstood and complex challenge. While school refusal is often viewed as misbehavior, in most cases students are simply too anxious to enter the school environment and, in the cases of some students, have trouble leaving their homes at all. Often children with school refusal behaviors may complain of physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches before school, or repeatedly ask to visit the school nurse.

This class will prepare you to:

  • Frame the problem for yourself and your child in a way that encourages confidence, patience, and compassion
  • Work with the school to support your child through this difficult time
  • Understand the ways your own emotions and anxiety about truancy affect your child’s recovery or escalation

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