Join the Truancy Task Force!
Over twenty years ago, Judge John C. Uhler observed that as many as 90-95% of youth appearing before him in juvenile court delinquency proceedings were habitual truants. In response to these alarming statistics, he convened the Truancy Response Group (now the Truancy Task Force) with a membership of over fifty stakeholders, including teachers and school administrators; lawyers, magisterial district judges and the courts; social service providers; the medical community; and parents, to work together to combat truancy.
This purely voluntary group of people meets bimonthly to provide a continuous gauge of the need and relevance for truancy prevention and intervention services, allowing for an open dialogue between the various stakeholders. Also, professional development topics are presented at each meeting. These meetings are virtual and open to the public; please email TaTyana Abreu for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absenteeism: Improving School Attendance Webinar
United Way of York County and the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative presented in April a webinar on "Absenteeism: An Update on Recent Research and Strategies to Improving School Attendance," led by Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, PhD.
If you missed it, view slides from the webinar.