How School Leadership Effectively Responds to School Avoidance

There are Five Tenets that will create a positive impact on addressing School Avoidance: Raise Awareness Identify and Respond to Student Attendance Data Address Root Causes of School Avoidance Evaluate System Effectiveness Refer to Appropriate Supports Raise awareness: It is imperative that all school community members are fully aware of the effects of chronic absenteeism. […]

A big challenge for schools and families right now

Children are supposed to go to school. We could equate kids going to school with adults working every day. So, when your child starts to avoid or refuse to go to school, it throws you for a loop. Going to school is their job, right? When kids begin missing school days at a time or […]

Feel Safe and Supported When You Need it Most

School avoidance is challenging on so many levels. One aspect that doesn’t get much attention is the judgment and blame assigned to parents of kids with chronic school absences. There are a few reasons for this: There has been little to no discussion, education, or awareness about school avoidance in our schools, media coverage, and […]

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 […]

The Anxiety Institue Explains How To Help Your Acutely Anxious Child

School avoidance families will be nodding in agreement and appreciation when reading this series of information from Anxiety Institute Co-Founder Linda Geiger. In addition to being the CEO of a leading school avoidance treatment program, Linda is also a mother who lived through the trauma of her son’s school avoidance. Linda addresses the fundamental questions […]

Hear a Child’s Perspective: Top 5 Tips for Helping with Back to School Worries

We had the pleasure of hearing from Kade in our private FB group for school avoidance families. It’s not often we get to hear about school anxiety from a child’s perspective. Kade gives insight into his thoughts and how he copes with uncomfortable feelings. We appreciate his courage and his passion for helping other kids.

Helpful Modifications and Accommodations For School Avoidance

Working with your school is key to getting your school-avoidant child back into the building. Whether you have an intervention plan, 504 Plan, or IEP, your school can provide assistance, accommodations, and modifications. You are the leading voice for your child. When you go to meetings, be prepared with ideas of possible accommodations and modifications […]

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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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