Journal article

Reengagement With Education: A Multidisciplinary Home-School-Clinic Approach Developed in Australia for School-Refusing Youth

Lisa McKay-Brown, Rebecca McGrath, Leah Dalton, Lorraine Graham, Alison Smith, Judy Ring, Kathy Eyre

COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL PRACTICE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

School refusal (SR) can result in decreased academic achievement, impaired social connections, and family stress. Current interventions for SR include behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments that are not always effective. Incorporating multidisciplinary work that includes therapeutic and educational interventions may enhance outcomes for youth displaying SR. The In2School program fosters a working partnership between mental health clinicians and teachers. It was designed to meet the needs of young people missing more than 50% of school in the previous 6 weeks due to mental health disorders, including anxiety or depression. This paper reports on an action research study in which the In..

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