People, groups, and organizations

Current and upcoming activities and achievements

  • Evaluation of the Inventory of School Attendance Problems (ISAP). This 48-item questionnaire assesses a broad spectrum of school attendance problems. The ISAP is currently available in German, but it is currently being translated into Swedish and Finnish. Contact: Martin Knollmann (martin.knollmann@lvr.de) at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LVR-Klinikum Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen at the LVR-Clinic, Essen.  
  • The German translation of the School Non-Attendance Checklist (SNACK) is being prepared. This checklist supports screening for types of absenteeism, including school refusal, truancy, school withdrawal, and school exclusion. Contact: Martin Knollmann (martin.knollmann@lvr.de) or Volker Reissner (volker.reissner@uni-due.de) at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LVR-Klinikum Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen at the LVR-Clinic, Essen.  

Earlier activities and achievements

  • 2018 September: ‘School Refusal From an International Perspective’, an international symposium on school absenteeism. Organized by the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LVR-Klinikum Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen at the LVR-Clinic, Essen. Contact: Volker Reissner (volker.reissner@uni-due.de).
  • 2018 June: ‘Prevent school absenteeism! Strategies and concepts’ (Schulabsentismus verhindern! Strategien und Konzepte). An expert conference on school absenteeism organized by the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Evangelische Jugendsozialarbeit e.V., Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Katholische Jugendsozialarbeit e.V., Deutsches Rotes Kreuz and PARITÄTISCHEM Gesamtverband.
  • 2016: ‘School Absenteeism as a Challenge in Europe: Approaches and Perspectives’ (Schulabsentismus als europaweite Herausforderung: Herangehensweisen und Perspektiven‘). An expert conference on school absenteeism organized by the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Evangelische Jugendsozialarbeit e.V., Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Katholische Jugendsozialarbeit e.V., Deutsches Rotes Kreuz and PARITÄTISCHEM Gesamtverband.
  • 2015: Development and evaluation of a modular treatment for children and adolescents with problematic school absenteeism. Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LVR-Klinikum Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen at the LVR-Clinic, Essen. Contact: Volker Reissner (volker.reissner@uni-due.de).

Helpful links and other resources

To contribute information that may be of interest to others in your country, please contact your country’s host: Volker Reissner (volker.reissner@uni-due.de). As the International Network for School Attendance grows, materials will be added to your country’s webpage. Currently, this webpage is updated every three months.

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