Bridging the gap among professionals who address youths with school absenteeism: Overview and suggestions for consensus.

@article{Kearney2003BridgingTG,
  title={Bridging the gap among professionals who address youths with school absenteeism: Overview and suggestions for consensus.},
  author={C. Kearney},
  journal={Professional Psychology: Research and Practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={34},
  pages={57-65}
}
  • C. Kearney
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
Over decades of study, problematic school absenteeism in youths has been associated with diverse terms such as truancy, psychoneurotic truancy, school refusal, school phobia, and separation anxiety. Unfortunately, such disparity has led to lack of consensus regarding definition, assessments, and treatment for this population. This is especially problematic given that school absenteeism and dropout remain at crisis proportions. A brief historical overview is presented of the various terms used… Expand
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