Anxiety-Based School Avoidance – Practical Advice for Schools

On Tuesday 1st December 2020 we hosted the second of our ‘Inviting the Experts…’ series of webinars. This is a series of CPD sessions which we have set up recognising the incredible work that is going on in schools right now in particularly challenging circumstances and the need for school staff to have access to informative, practical advice from experts.

The session was delivered by Dr. Miquela Walsh and Dr. Rhea Powell from the Kent Educational Psychology Service. They provided a fantastic overview of both the theory behind Anxiety-Based Schools Avoidance (ABSA), as well as tools and techniques to support the children and young people affected. Here are some key items from the session:

Understanding ABSA

Causes of ABSA

Resilience to ABSA

Working to Change ABSA

Consider your Whole-School System

More Information

We are very grateful to our supporters Towergate and The Education Broker, whose support enables us to provide these sessions for free, and who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of young people and staff in the education sector. Please visit their websites to learn more about what they do or call on 01438 739626 to discuss your insurance, risk management and health and wellbeing requirements.

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We hope that you can join us at the next webinar in this series.