Social Anxiety and School Refusal in Adolescence

School Absenteeism:

Universal Problem Seeks Gold Standard Solutions

From March 12th trough March 16th, 25 international academics and practitioners meet in Leiden to focus on the thorny problem of school absenteeism. Participants in the Lorentz Workshop aim to reach consensus on best practices for conceptualizing school attendance problems and identifying at-risk youth. The workshop is organized by David Heyne, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Malin Gren Landell, Glenn Melvin and Ken Reid. In their view, a shared approach to operationalization of school attendance problems will benefit identification and a shared approach to differentiation among school attendance problems will benefit interventions.