This capstone project relates to school refusal among adolescents. It was designed to research student reasoning for school refusal as well as suitable interventions for high school students. This project was initiated because of a concern for the welfare of students with attendance issues and specifically investigates the reasoning among adolescents in high school who meet at-risk criteria. This research seeks to provide professionals information about developmental theories related to school refusal. The research serves to inform their practice by identifying ways to improve student attendance through intervention. These various forms of intervention could improve the well-being of these students. This study could also improve and possibly diminish the existence of school refusal at this school.

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Counselor Education

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