“Why do I need to go back to school? I did better in remote learning anyway. Can I just stay home one more day? I promise I will go tomorrow. I really do not feel well, I cannot go to school today.” When we return to full-time classroom learning in the new school year, these […]
The last 18 months of highly modified school days have provided welcome relief for students who present with School Refusing Behavior (SRB). However, school professionals know that this respite did not cure school refusal but just provided a way for it to lay dormant. Come the new school year, when schools will likely be entirely […]
With the increasing numbers of students suffering with anxiety, depression, and school avoidance, schools and parents are resorting to home instruction as a solution. This sometimes happens due to recommendations from psychologists and psychiatrists who don’t understand the purpose of home instruction under NJ law.
Effectively managing school refusal (also known as school avoidance or school phobia) takes a consistent, coordinated effort between the parents and the school. It may also require help from outside mental health resources. In this article, we’ll address common mistakes as well as more effective school refusal intervention strategies for both schools and parents.
Welcome to our podcast: Conversations About Student Mental Health. I’m Chris Leonard, Clinical Social Worker working with adolescents for over 25 years. In this podcast, I talk with school administrators, educators, clinicians, and parents to open a dialogue that will help the growing number of students struggling with mental illness. In this episode, I […]
By Zack Schwartz, MSW, LCSW, PsyA | Director of Thrive Services 10 Warning Signs of School Refusal School refusal in children and adolescents is a significantly growing issue that impacts not only the student but the entire family, school personnel, and mental health professionals working with the student. Although school refusal may appear to be […]