School absenteeism and school refusal behavior in youth: a contemporary review.

@article{Kearney2008SchoolAA,
  title={School absenteeism and school refusal behavior in youth: a contemporary review.},
  author={Christopher A Kearney},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          451-71
        }
}
Absenteeism from school is a serious public health issue for mental health professionals, physicians, and educators. The prevalence of unexcused absences from school exceeds that of major childhood behavior disorders and is a key risk factor for violence, injury, substance use, psychiatric disorders, and economic deprivation. This article involves a contemporary research review on absenteeism prevalence, comorbid physical and psychiatric conditions, classification, contextual risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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