Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North: When They Don't Show Up Dealing with School Avoidance

There has been a steady increase in the number of students who are refusing to attend school. Chronic absenteeism and frequent tardies are significant problems that not only plague schools, but families as well. This training will help provide information on how to identify the reason(s) behind the student’s school refusal (whether in person or while engaged in remote learning), and outline evidence-based practice interventions to help students return to class. Case examples will be offered to illustrate the various methods and intervention strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their own case examples.

Participants will:
  • Gain an increased understanding about necessary components of a Behavior Intervention Plan.
  • Learn how to create aligned pathways between function of behavior and functionally equivalent replacement behaviors.
  • Take away key concepts in writing a comprehensive BIP.
  • Engage in case discussion to identify appropriate, creative, and doable reinforcement systems .
  • A Certificate of Completion is available to participants. This may be used to document professional development hours or applied towards the credential requirements for Education Specialist Level II non-university activities. The Diagnostic Center is also a California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board-approved continuing professional development provider.

    When Tuesday, April 11, 2023
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Location Virtual via Zoom
    Presenter Kristin N. Moore, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
    Cost Free
    Audience School psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, Administrators, and Teachers.
    Registration closes 04/07/2023
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, 7075242750,
    Questions Nikarre Redcoff, (707) 524 2768,

    Online Registration is not available.