April 27, 2023: Session 1: School Refusal
Khadijah Watkins, MD
April 27, 2023
Session 1: 8:00-9:30AM EDT
School refusal (SR) is difficult with school attendance that is often driven by emotional distress and has a prevalence in the U.S. and Europe of between 1-15% of school-aged students (Egger, Costello, & Angold, 2003). Those youth with SR often have needs that differ from standard education within the school setting, including struggles in many areas of learning. It has been suggested that some of the reasons for SR include difficulty adapting to the challenges of academic work as well as struggles with emotions while in the school setting. This is to be contrasted with truancy which has been proposed to have a different pathophysiology.
This program is intended for psychologists, social workers, educators, and license mental health counselors.
By the end of this training session, participants should be able to:
- Describe the difference between school refusal and truancy
- Identify resources to address school refusal and truancy
- Demonstrate skills to educate parents and evidence-based screening tools along with resources to respond to the situation
Lowell Public Schools & MGH Psychiatry Academy Training Series
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT (Live Virtual via Zoom)
Session 1: April 27, 2023
8:00-9:30 AM EDT School Refusal - Khadijah Watkins, MD
Includes: Distinction between school refusal and truancy, identification of resources through either scenario, general overview and practical solutions, skills to work with parents on, evidence-based screening tools, resources to respond to the situation
- 1.50 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 1.50 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D91850
- 1.50 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.50 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.