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.

From Melissa / When is a treatment program needed?


Hello. I have a 10 year old son that is going through his second bout of school refusal.
He attended a school last year for kids with mental health and behavioral problems.
Unlike most of the kids there he doesn't have behavioral problems once he is in the building (fights us and the staff) He needs to be in regular school so he can get a better education and be with his friends. My question is at what point is a treatment program needed? I saw the list of php and residential programs. How do you get a referral to one of these? And how do you know if you have chosen a good one? Thanks in advance for all your help.



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