Collaboration teams as treatment for school refusals

The reasons for prolonged school absence, so called school refusal, is complex and often caused by several factors which all together make the child refuse school attendance. The treatments used for school refusal differ and can be delivered both as a single component and as an intervention package involving the school, parents, and psychiatric services. However, the common goal for both types of intervention is to bring the child back to school.

Question

Is there evidence that collaboration teams are effective as treatment for school refusals?

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SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.

Published: 9/19/2017
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