Re-defining and Managing School Refusal in the Era of COVID: An Evolving Resource Guide
The initial, ongoing, and returning spread of COVID-19 has forced substantial changes in all domains of life. Perhaps no domain of life has been impacted as much as the schooling and education of our youth. Schools have had to make difficult and creative decisions to meet the demands of an ever-evolving health climate and uncertain information about risk, protections, and community preferences. Within this context, school attendance, student engagement, and student supports require quick but thoughtful reconceptualization. How is attendance conceptualized in remote, in-person, and hybrid form...Read moreats? How is engagement monitored and encouraged in each variation? The current workshop will focus on understanding traditional definitions of School Refusal and adaptations that need to be made in the context of COVID-19. Assessment and triage systems (e.g., the National Association of School Psychologists, COVID-19 School Adjustment Risk Matrix) will be described to help identify students at risk for school attendance and engagement. Evidence-based strategies, such as motivational interviewing, functional assessment, parent management, and reward planning will be discussed within the context of families and schools. Case studies will be presented to stimulate discussion and questions. Participants will be encouraged to bring forth case examples for personalized discussion. Less...
- Recite changes to school structures related to COVID-19 and how they impact school attendance metrics for school-age youth.
- Describe the the NASP COVID-19 School Adjustment Risk Matrix and its implications for triage of at-risk students.
- Apply functional assessment strategies to help identify maintaining functions of school refusal behavior.
- Apply decisional analysis to help youth and schools find motivating reasons to increase engagement and attendance at school.
- Plan “daily renewable reward” plans with caregivers to reinforce youth approach behaviors.
Friday, February 12, 2021
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About the speaker
Brian Chu, PhD
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Hours
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
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