Internalizing & School Refusal
School refusal behavior encompasses all subsets of problematic absenteeism, such as truancy, school phobia and separation anxiety. The Internalizing and School Refusal Behavior (ISRB) Program provides a small, structured and secure classroom environment designed to provide emotional support to students with anxiety or mood disorders.
The LifeWorks team of professionals works in collaboration with students, parents and home school districts to develop personalized intervention accounting for psychosocial, developmental and cultural factors. We match motivation and capability to increase student attendance, educational and socio-emotional achievement. Credit recovery and independent study opportunities are available for gifted students.
Students enrolled in the ISRB program may exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:
- Anxiety or mood disorder that impedes functioning in a large education setting
- Decrease in academic performance due to internalizing mannerisms
- Inability to develop appropriate relationships with peers and school staff
- Identified with a learning disability or as being gifted