Module introduction

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to answer the following questions:


  • How is school non-attendance classified? How do we distinguish between truancy and emotionally based school refusal?


  • What are the causes of emotionally based school refusal?


  • What is best practice when assessing and formulating a management plan for children with emotionally based school refusal?


  • How can we balance the tensions that may prevail between schools and parents in order to adopt a supportive but impartial approach?


  • What options are available for managing more complex and challenging cases?



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