Family environment of youngsters with school refusal behavior: A synopsis with implications for assessment and treatment

@article{Kearney1995FamilyEO,
  title={Family environment of youngsters with school refusal behavior: A synopsis with implications for assessment and treatment},
  author={C. Kearney and W. Silverman},
  journal={American Journal of Family Therapy},
  year={1995},
  volume={23},
  pages={59-72}
}
Abstract Several predominant themes for conceptualizing school refusal behavior in children and adolescents have endured across decades of study, including the idea that problematic family relationships are integral to etiology. We review evidence that several familial subtypes are characteristic of this population. These include enmeshed, conflictive, detached, isolated, and healthy parent-child dyads, as well as mixed familial profiles. Recommendations for educators and health professionals… Expand
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