Emotionally based school avoidance / school refusal
We expect to see a rise in emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA) in the coming months. It’s likely both that children who’ve struggled with this in the past may struggle again and we expect to see a rise in new cases, often linked in with separation anxiety, academic anxiety or social anxiety.
Pooky has developed an on demand course about emotionally based school avoidance which you can access here. You may also find this Q&A session that followed a learn line session on school avoidance helpful: