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Live Webinar

School Refusal: Real Help for Children and Teens Who Can’t or Won’t Go to School


Speaker:
Susan Gibbs, MS, LPC
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC059513
Brochure Code:
PWZ90956
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Description

School refusal creates chaos in families and often becomes a vicious cycle in which students become trapped.

Often a symptom of anxiety and depression, school refusal creates an immediate short-term relief for kids seeking to escape aspects of the school day. But the result typically includes falling further behind academically, increased feelings of disconnection from peers, and lowered self-esteem.

Join Susan Gibbs, LPC, to learn from her extensive experience in addressing school refusal effectively. She will bridge the clinical and educational words and share approaches for both environments so you can help struggling students and families.

You will leave with the ability to:

  • Identify the 4 functions of school refusal
  • Anticipate and plan for 5 critical times of day
  • Create student and family specific plans that focus on the student’s inner wealth and human connection
  • Equip parents and educators with age-appropriate interventions to successfully handle school refusal in-the-moment
  • Apply the Nurtured Heart Approach to school refusal

Register today to help students end the cycle of school refusal by changing the way they see themselves and the world around them.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


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Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Colorado Counselors

Professional development hours (PDH) are available. This live professional development activity consists of 6.25 PDH in the Coursework category. It is designed to meet the requirements of the Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners. Licensees can accrue up to 20 PDH in the Coursework category during each renewal cycle. Please save the certificate of completion in case it is requested by the board.


Counselors - Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by a national professional association of social work (Sec. 20-195cc-3). PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.0 CE hours. 


Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 


Counselors - Counselors

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors - Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Counselors - Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Indiana Counselors. The Rules of the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (839 IAC 1·6·2) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by another state’s mental health counselor board. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms under 49 Pa. Code S.49.36 that CE providers approved by the ACE Program of the Association of Social Work Boards meet the Board standards and qualify as approved providers. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Counselors - Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 6.0 contact hours. 


Counselors - Washington Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Washington Counselors. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs (including distance learning) relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This distance learning program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-2484 ) for 6.0 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Counselors - Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live remote program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-2484 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: Synchronous distance.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - New Jersey Social Workers

This course, School Refusal: Real Help for Children and Teens Who Can’t or Won’t Go to School, Approval #20240214-1, provided by PESI, Inc., is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: February 14, 2024 through August 31, 2024. New Jersey social workers will receive 6.0 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Washington Social Workers

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Washington Social Workers. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-2484 ) for 6.0 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Educators/Teachers

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.


Arizona Teachers

This course is designed to qualify for 6.25 clock hours of Professional Development. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Educators

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.

 

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form found on the “materials” tab. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee (if not already paid with, and in addition, to your registration fee) to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. 


Massachusetts School Personnel

This course may be applicable for 6.25 Professional Development Points toward your Professional Development Plan per the Massachusetts Department of Education recertification guidelines; check with your licensing authority for more information.


Montana Educators

This program is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. 


New York Educators Live

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Pennsylvania Educators & School Personnel

6.5 ACT 48 Hours will be made available through Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU). Those requesting ACT 48 Hours will need to follow the extra steps during the evaluation process and provide their Pennsylvania Certification Number in order to be reported to the board. Only those individuals who have a CAIU online account are eligible to receive ACT 48 Hours


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours. 


Wisconsin Educators

This course may be used toward your Professional Development Plan if it meets your individual goals. Please contact DPI with questions regarding individual PDP’s. This course is 6.25 clock hours. 


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 0000009067. This Distance Learning-Interactive activity is offered at .625  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Identify the four functions of school refusal.   
  2. Determine five critical times of day when school refusal may be heightened.   
  3. Choose effective interventions to increase class and school attendance.   
  4. Identify three core elements of the Nurtured Heart Approach and its considerations for school refusal.   
  5. Evaluate a treatment plan based on the identified function of the school refusal.   
  6. Identify strategies for parents and educators to improve participation in education.

Outline

The What and the Why of School Refusal
Simple dislike, truancy, or something else entirely?

  • Soft school refusal vs outright refusal
  • Refusal vs truancy
  • Co-morbid DSM-5® disorders
    • Anxiety – the self-fulling prophecy
    • ODD – can’t or won’t?
    • Learning disorders – avoiding failure
    • Depression – lacking a “why”
    • PTSD – self-protection
    • Conduct disorders – rethinking behavior
    • Autism – sensory and social overload
  • Tool to measure school refusal objectively
  • Standardized assessment measures to employ
  • Critical questions to ask refusers and their parents

School Avoidance: A Vicious Cycle
Short-term relief with long-term consequences

  • Early morning pleas, somatic complaints, bargaining
  • Common triggers for avoidance
  • 5 critical times of day and how to handle each
  • Ages and stages of avoidance and refusal
  • 3 common parental responses to school refusal (that don’t work!) and approaches to recommend instead
  • The role of peers, academic struggles, and home life
  • Case conceptualization with integrated intervention plan

Grounding and Planning, Not Coping
Power through or enhance resilience?

  • 5 tips for navigating the Distress Hill
  • Tap into polyvagal theory techniques
  • 8 powerful grounding techniques and when to use each
  • Activate cognitive ability, motivation and values
  • 5 critical time periods each day and intervention strategies for each
  • The role of rewards and consequences and to how to use both effectively

The Nurtured Heart Approach®
Inspire behavior vs manage behavior

  • 3 Stands: absolute no, absolute yes, clarity
  • Starter ideas for the 4 Recognitions: Active, experiential, proactive, creative
  • Interventions to expand the student’s reserve of inner wealth
  • Channel intense energy in a positive direction
  • Special considerations for ADHD, ASD, and other diagnoses

Engagement and Connectedness
Multi-tiered support and collaborative intervention

  • Help parents trust their deepest instincts
  • Relationship as an energetic exchange
  • Medication considerations
  • Practical strategies for home and school collaboration

Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks

Target Audience

  • Educators
  • School Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • School Psychologists

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