You're ready for the school day. You've got your lesson plans written. Do these plans include a specific protocol to manage school refusal students?  With an estimated 28% of American students demonstrating some sort of school refusal behaviors, over one quarter of your students are academically, socially, and emotionally losing out. How do you handle these students? Join us for this four week class as we discuss a step-by-step school refusal protocol for you to implement in your classroom. This will allow your students to have greater successes and for you to spend less time and energy ;) managing school refusal behaviors. 


Educators of school age students between the ages of 5-17 who demonstrate any of the following school refusal behaviors:

1.) Negotiations (crying, meltdowns, etc) about school attendance in the morning before school
2.) Tardy or absenteeism prior to or during school
3.) Pattern of physical complaints (headaches, stomachaches, nausea, etc) prior to or during school which result in tardiness or absenteeism
4.) Refusal to attend school


This class is held Live Online. You will join the class from the convenience of your computer. When you join the class online, you'll see the presenter and the presenter's screen. You will not be seen or heard, but will be able to engage in conversation and ask questions through the class chat platform. 



August 7, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm: "School makes me feel bad."

At times, students demonstrate school refusal behaviors because school gives them a bad feeling such as a stomach aches, head aches, or nausea. While your student may not be able to identify the trigger, these negative feelings are generally triggered by a specific school situation. We will help you develop a school plan when your student doesn't want to come to school when feeling bad.

August 14, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm: “I am nervous about what other people think of me at school.”

There are many opportunities to feel judged at school such as raising your hand in class, sitting by unfamiliar peers, socializing at lunch, etc. While it is real to them, school refusal students tend to exaggerate the frequency and intensity of these situations. It becomes much easier for anxious students to refuse school rather than face the potential judgment of others. We will help you develop a school plan when your student demontrates school refusal behaviors because of social fears.

August 21, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm: “I don’t like being away from my parents.” 

Some students demonstrate school refusal behaviors because they are anxious about separating from parents. Also, students may refuse school as a way to get attention from others. We will help you develop a school plan to help your student learn how to get their emotional and physical needs met without refusing school.

August 28, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm: “Being at home is more fun than going to school.”

Simply, some students like the comforts of being home rather than working through the school day. The conveniences of home make it very rewarding to refuse school. We will help you develop a school plan when your student doesn't want to go to school because being home is easier than go to school. 


No Worries! The class will be recorded and we'll email you the recording of the dates you weren't able to attend. 


$36.00, Free with a ClassPass


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This class is part of The School Refusal Program. The School Refusal Program (SRP), a treatment program of Midwest Anxiety, provides support, education, and Cognitive Behavioral interventions for school refusing students, parents, and educators. For more information, please visit


Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.