These resources may foster change inside and outside the school setting. They often require school-community partnerships, addressing a broad range of risk and protective factors associated with absence/attendance so as to disrupt risk pathways for youth. If you are looking for resources in a language other than English, please check the ‘My Country’ menu.
- Sheldon, S.B. (2007). Improving student attendance with school, family, and community partnerships. Journal of Educational Research, 100, 267-275.
- Kearney, C.A., & Hugelshofer, D. (2000). Systemic and clinical strategies for preventing school refusal behavior in youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 14, 51-65.
Books and Book Chapters
- Due for release in February 2019: Gottfried, M.A., & Hutt, E.L. (Eds.) (2019). Absent from school: Understanding and addressing student absenteeism. Harvard Education Press. “In Absent from School, Gottfried and Hutt offer a comprehensive and timely resource for educators and policy makers seeking to understand the scope, impact, and causes of chronic student absenteeism.”
- Heyne, D.A., & Maynard, B.R. (2016). Interventions for school refusal and truancy: A case of 'old dogs in need of new tricks'? In R. Menzies, M. Kyrios, and N. Kazantzis (Eds.), Innovations and future directions in the behavioural and cognitive therapies (pp, 23-28). Samford Valley: Australian Academic Press.
- Square Peg "was launched to effect national change for those with school attendance difficulties" with the aim to "connect professionals, practitioners and policymakers working in this area."
- School-Community Collaboration is a section within the within the National Dropout Prevention Center website
- A website called ‘Not Fine In School’ prepared by parents and professionals “working in partnership to raise awareness of school attendance difficulties”. The aims is to “promote policies and practices that allow parents and professionals to work together.”
- ‘5 Resources to Improve Attendance’, for school leaders, teachers, and parents, prepared by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (naesp)
- ‘How to Leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism’ can be downloaded via the ‘Communities in Schools’ website
- ‘Reducing Chronic Absence in Connecticut's Schools: A Prevention and Intervention Guide for Schools and Districts’ is found via the Connecticut State Department of Education (USA) website
- ‘Examples of Attendance Strategies and Interventions’ found in the ‘Count Me In – Attend School, Prepare for Life’ website
- ‘Attendance interventions for chronically absent students’ found in Wisconsin’s (USA) ‘What works for health’ website
- Resources for states, districts, and schools, provided by Attendance Works