School Refusal Hope

You are not alone

School Refusal Hope is a site dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their child's school refusal.  We provide listings of different treatment programs around the country that can help children who avoid school. We also share the names of therapeutic and small boarding schools around the country where your child may thrive. We also provide support in the form of other families who have been down the same road as you.

Listen to leading school refusal expert Dr. Christopher Kearny

Psychologist Dr. Christopher Kearny is a leading expert in the research and treatment of school refusal. He is world renowned and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He actually is 'the guru” (maybe in addition to Dr. Marie Albano) of school refusal providers and research. He developed the School Refusal Assessment scale. I was thrilled to come across this podcast where he talks about school refusal, differences between elementary school kids and middle/high school kids. He talks about treatments. He provided an interesting statistic that I assumed but never really heard or read…90% of middle/high school kids who have school refusal are avoiding social and evaluative situations.


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