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Truancy Prevention and Intervention: A Practical Guide

Lynn Bye, Michelle E. Alvarez, Janet Haynes, and Cindy E. Sweigart


Research has shown that truancy is frequently associated with juvenile crime and dropping out of school altogether. With the high dropout rate in the U.S. and the No Child Left Behind Act holding schools accountable for their dropout rates, it is essential for school social workers to contribute to their schools' improvement plan in meeting annual yearly progress benchmarks. This book covers best practices in truancy at the community, school, and student/family levels of interventions. It provides a reference guide to research-based programs and truancy program implementation. Beginning with a ... More

Keywords: truancy, juvenile crime, education, dropout rate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195398496
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398496.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn Bye, author
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Michelle E. Alvarez, author
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Janet Haynes, author
University of Minnesota, Duluth