Just Released ! The Ultimate Guide to Working with Your School

Many schools don’t understand school avoidance, so parents must take on the role of advocate and educator. You may feel judged at times and resentful if you are not getting the help you need. Introducing, the Ultimate Guide to Working with Your School. Parents get easily overwhelmed when they start hearing about IEPs and 504s […]

Simple Steps to Get Help From Your School for School Avoidance

In this video, I explain some important, yet simple steps for working with your school at the beginning stages of school avoidance. This video will aslo help families farhter along in their journey as I explain the nuances of dealing with your school and sharing school avoidance information.

Dear Schools, We Need Your Help Now More than Ever.

Dear Schools and Educators, We wish you all an excellent start to the 2021 school year. We know your staff has been challenged just like families as we faced school closures last year. Hopefully, you had some time to relax this summer. Thank you for caring for our kids and for all your hard work. […]

The School’s Role in Successful School Avoidance Interventions

School avoidance brings a new set of questions and challenges for schools. The responsibility of who will be involved in helping the student gets complicated.  Each school district has its own set of attitudes and beliefs toward mental health, school avoidance, and their school’s role. Some schools feel it is not their place to engage […]

School Refusal: A Plan for Reintegrating Students

I had a lightbulb moment when I read this article by John Reily’ which discusses using hybrid learning as an opportunity for school refusal reintegration. Why wait until the Fall when it will be the same environment as before. Now is the time for schools to work with the families while there are fewer kids in the building.

A New Solution for Schools: In-house Mental Health Programs

A few years ago, NPR did a piece called “Mental Health in Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions of Students.” They cited that “nearly 80% of kids who need mental health services don’t receive them. Experts say schools could play a role in identifying students with problems and helping them succeed. Yet it’s a role many schools are not prepared for.”

You Are Not Alone..The Value of Social Media

We know how much our kids value social media. They socialize, vocalize and entertain themselves with all the content and capabilities these platforms contain. What would you think if I told you that getting on a platform like Twitter could be helpful to people dealing with mental illness? And more specifically to our website’s audience; families with children who have school refusal

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School Avoidance Experts

Unfortunately only a small percentage of school professionals, therapists, educational advocates and policy makers understand school avoidance best practices. So, you must become the expert to ensure your child is getting:

  • Appropriate mental health treatment
  • School assistance without punitive responses (truancy, failing, grade retention)
  • Educated regardless of their school avoidance
  • A 504 plan or IEP if needed (many school avoidant kids qualify)

The time passing slowly without progress is the worst feeling. It wouldn’t have taken five years of suffering and uncertainty if I had this expert guidance during my son’s school avoidance. We would have saved $29,000 in lawyer fees and $69,000 for private schools.

Providing Information School Avoidance Families Need To Know

This Guide explains; 504 Plans, IEPs, Attendance Policies & More

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