Truancy Intervention For Teenagers

Since teenage truancy frequently stems from social issues, its remedies include mental health and social services, health care access and behavioral counseling and tutoring– as well as law enforcement. Truancy programs are typically school-based, community-based or court-based, depending on who spearheads, funds and staffs them. But they all use similar procedures: strong attendance policies, counseling, well-trained staff and continuing internal evaluation.They also all feature collaboration, between community resource providers and the school district/county office of education, and between government and community services.

by Melissa Jones, Esq., Health Policy Analyst

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