When you have a moment, please to read this article, When anxiety keeps kids from school, which appeared in the Boston Globe on September 15th. The piece features a number of insights from the founding director of Castle Hill Counseling & Consulting, Matt Doyle, including this quote:
“The most accurate number I consistently see is that 5 percent of school populations experience school refusal,” says Matt Doyle, a clinical social worker and therapist who specializes in the issue. “And I think it’s way under reported. The recognition and scope of the issue are definitely growing.”
If your child is struggling with this problem at school, know that we can help you and his or her school deal with this challenging issue.