Truancy Prevention in Action Series

This series should be of use to several audiences: those who want to build political will to initiate a truancy reduction program; practitioners who work with struggling students. School, community, and court representatives will find the section relating to their particular areas beneficial; and scholars will find a ready-made research agenda.

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Best Practices and Model Truancy Programs

Reimer, M. S., & Dimock, K. N.

This publication focuses on those programs, approaches, and strategies that have already demonstrated success. Six critical components of successful truancy intervention programs are identified. This is the first publication in the Truancy Prevention in Action series. (2005)

Item Number: TP0502
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Guidelines for Evaluating Truancy Programs

Wesley, T., & Duttweiler, P. C.

Those involved in the ongoing operation of truancy reduction and prevention programs will find this guide for self-evaluation useful. It contains tools to assist program operators in developing a Logic Model for the evaluation of results-based truancy reduction programs; including guidelines and worksheets; and developing an action plan for such programs. (2005)

Item Number: TP0504
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Legal and Economic Implications of Truancy

Smink, J., & Heilbrunn, J. Z.

The myriad legal and economic issues that surround truancy are reviewed. The sections describe school attendance laws, how they are applied, and the most commonly used methods of curbing truancy; legal issues and economic issues; the costs of ignoring truancy and the benefits of addressing it; and recommendations for state lawmakers, schools and school districts, courts, truancy reduction programs, and researchers. (2005)

Item Number: TP0501
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Legal and Economic Implications of Truancy

Planning, Collaboration, and Implementation Strategies for Truancy Programs

Cash, T., & Duttweiler, P. C.

This publication provides general background on the issue of truancy, and centers on developing and implementing an effective community wide collaborative to address truancy. It includes a discussion on the importance of building strong social networks, so that the entire community creates a sense of ownership and responsibility for the issues the community faces. Nine strategies for building community collaboratives are presented and a Logic Model displays the flow of resources, activities, areas of responsibility, and expected outcomes. (2005)

Item Number: TP0503
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Planning, Collaboration, and Implementation Strategies for Truancy Programs