S for School Refusal Behaviour: Positive Behaviour Support

School Refusal Behaviour (SRB) occurs when a child or adolescent does not want to go to school. On an ongoing basis, they are either reluctant to go at all or find it difficult to stay in class for the whole day.

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S for School Refusal Behaviour (SRB) recognises that this as a complex behaviour with multiple factors contributing to its development and persistence. In the school context, it is not possible to control all the factors that contribute to the SRB outside of the school context. However, school-related factors that contribute to the SRB can be addressed.

Based on the evidence-based approach of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), S for School Refusal Behaviour is a step-by-step guide that will help you develop a re-entry plan that outlines what the child’s initial return to school looks like and the steps and strategies that can be used to gradually progress the child’s school attendance to part-time or full-time on an ongoing basis.

Use the practical tools (checklists, forms, and strategies) provided to develop comprehensive PBS plans that can be used to support children of all ages consistently in all contexts. This invaluable resource is useful for parents, caregivers, childcare educators, primary and secondary educators, supervisory, allied health professionals, and mental health professionals.

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