Understanding School REfusal Behavior: A SSWN Research Brief
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Editor’s Note: Here at SSWN we post Research Briefs (RBs) regularly. These RBs were completed by school social workers like you, taking research they’ve found and applying it to their school contexts. These RBs will describe research articles and what the particular study could contribute to your school social work practice, starting as soon as tomorrow. They will cover the kinds of things you see every day in your practice and (hopefully) be written in a way that you can use the information immediately. Today, we’re excited to share an RB by Loyola SSW student Ms. Amanda Pierson looking at different student school refusal profiles and their connection to anxiety and depression, as described in the 2018 article by Gonzálvez and colleagues, “Functional Profiles of School Refusal Behavior and Their Relationship with Depression, Anxiety, and Stress.”