Information in the menus below was updated in October 2019. To contribute information that may be of interest to others in your country, please contact your country’s hosts: Christopher Kearney (, Brian Chu (, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty (, or Jake Brosius ( As the International Network for School Attendance grows, materials will be added to your country’s webpage. 

People, groups, and organizations

Not for profit:

  • The International Association for Truancy and Drop-out Prevention’ (IATDP) is an association of educators, government officials and stakeholders whose history of truancy and dropout prevention efforts date back to 1911. 
  • Attendance Works’ is a national and state initiative to advance student success by reducing chronic absence. 
  • The ‘National Centre for School Engagement’ (NCSE) promotes attendance, attachment, and achievement. The NCSE “collaborates with school districts, law enforcement agencies, courts, and state and federal agencies to support youth and their families to be engaged at school”, with special attention to truancy, dropout, and bullying prevention. This website includes resources for disengaged school youth at risk for dropout. 
  • Advocates for Children of New Jersey’ focuses on several issues surrounding child welfare, including “early care and education” and “school attendance.”
  • School Refusal Hope’ offers information and resources for parents that are struggling to assist with children experiencing school avoidance. Topics include possible mental health diagnoses, communicating with the school, and more. 
  • The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare’ is “a critical tool for identifying, selecting, and implementing evidence-based child welfare practices that will improve child safety, increase permanency, increase family and community stability, and promote child and family well-being.” 
  • National Dropout Prevention Center - Model Programs Database’ is a searchable database of research-based programs and information. It includes models for Tier 1 (prevention) work. 

Current and upcoming activities and achievements

Past activities and achievements

Helpful links and other resources

Disclaimer: INSA’s Mission encourages us to disseminate as much readily available information as possible, without judgement. The sharing of this information should not be seen as an endorsement by INSA. People, groups, and organisations are separated into ‘for profit’ (fees are charged for services) and ‘not for profit’ (including charities, who may charge no fees or nominal fees for services). Please access and use this information with proper judgement.

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