Those differences do not necessarily make us weak; differences can serve as sources of creativity, strength, and progress if constructively harnessed. School refusal: categorical diagnoses, functional analysis and treatment planning. Designed to be used with the corresponding workbook, this guide outlines a two-phase program focusing on skill development and exposure exercises. His research interests include school refusal behavior, selective mutism, posttraumatic stress disorder in maltreated youth, perfectionism, and other anxiety-related conditions in children and adolescents as well as issues of quality of life in persons with severe handicaps. Instructions are also given for completing daily logbooks with your child to track progress, creating a morning routine to keep you both on schedule, and developing written contracts to enhance attendance and discourage nonattendance. If your child experiences anxiety or noncompliance about attending school and has trouble remaining in classes for an entire day, When Children Refuse School, Parent Workbook, and the corresponding Therapist Guide, can help.
With this user-friendly manual, you can take an active role in your childs successful return to school. It presents well-tested techniques arranged by function to tailor treatment to a child's particular characteristics. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1997;36:661-8. Regardless of whether your child refuses school to relieve school-related distress, to avoid negative social situations at school, to receive attention from you or another family member, or to obtain tangible rewards outside of school, the flexible treatments described in this book will help you and your child overcome school refusal behavior. A chapter on assessment describes several methods for identifying school refusal behavior, including time-limited techniques for school officials who have little opportunity to conduct detailed evaluations.
The evolution and reconciliation of taxonomic strategies for school refusal behavior. Instructions are given for completing daily logbooks to track progress, creating a morning routine, and developing written contracts to encourage school attendance. This edition introduces parent involvement strategies, especially with respect to intervention compliance, and offers recommendations regarding consultation with school officials. Common long-term problems include school dropout, delinquent behaviors, economic deprivation, social isolation, marital problems, and difficulty maintaining employment. Topics such as poverty, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, violence, and school safety are also addressed. The treatment described is research-based with a proven success-rate when used in a group therapy setting.
The book describes four clinical interventions that can be used to effectively address moderate cases of absenteeism, as well as instructions for adapting these procedures for use within the school system. Those differences do not necessarily make us weak; differences can serve as sources of creativity, strength, and progress if constructively harnessed. Problematic school absenteeism is the primary focus of the treatment program covered in the workbook. It also provides instructions for continuing certain aspects of the program at home, including relaxation and breathing techniques and exposure exercises to decrease anxiety. His research interests include school refusal behavior, selective mutism, posttraumatic stress disorder in maltreated youth, perfectionism, and other anxiety-related conditions in children and adolescents as well as issues of quality of life in persons with severe handicaps. This state-of-the-art volume also includes the latest research on the major childhood disorders and discusses the three most popular treatment approaches.
Kearney also conducts workshops for school districts and mental health and other agencies regarding school refusal behavior and selective mutism. If anxieties become severe and begin to interfere with the daily activities of childhood, such as separating from parents, attending school and making friends, evidence shows that a treatment program based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy can help. J Clin Child Psychol 1998;27:246-54. It also provides instructions for continuing certain aspects of the program at home, including relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as exposure exercises to decrease your childs anxiety. The book describes four clinical interventions that can be used to effectively address moderate cases of absenteeism, as well as instructions for adapting these procedures for use within the school system. Written by a panel of the best-known names in the field, this systematic and comprehensive resource includes the most current information on developmental science as it pertains to treatment, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, sociotherapy, and the integration of treatments.
Clin Psychol: Sci Prac 1996;3:339-54. The behavior can have severe consequences by contributing to a child's academic, social, and psychological problems. These absences come in the form of tardiness, skipped classes, and full-day absences. This Parent Workbook is designed to help you work with a qualified therapist to resolve your child's school refusal behavior. The Guide introduces new material on very severe and chronic cases of problematic absenteeism, including alternative educational avenues and expansion of manual procedures, for children and adults.
School attendance in children with type I diabetes. This workbook defines school refusal behavior, describes how situations might be evaluated, and shows what parents and therapists can do to get children back into school with less distress. Scientific evidence has shown these programs to be highly effective in treating youth 5-17 years old who exhibit school refusal behavior. Bridging the gap among professionals who address youth with school absenteeism: overview and suggestions for consensus. When Children Refuse School: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Parent Workbook is designed to help parents work with a therapist to help their children who currently have difficulties attending school.
Keywords: , , , , Christopher A. Cognitive-behavioral treatment of school phobia. In this article you will learn characteristics of school refusal behavior to watch for and assess, and treatment strategies for youths ages 5 to 17. The behavior often results in severe academic, social, and psychological problems. Functionally-based prescriptive and nonprescriptive treatment for children and adolescents with school refusal behavior.