After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Identify the definition of chronic absenteeism
2. Identify three risk factors and three consequences of chronic absenteeism
3. Recognize need for multidisciplinary collaboration and communication to improve student attendance
4. Identify a framework to establishing treatment plans for return to school in the context of anxiety based school refusal
5. Identify successful school-based interventions for school refusal


Molly Senn-McNally, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UMMS - Baystate

Stephanie Daly, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
UMMS - Baystate

Mary Ann Morris, EdD
Executive Officer of Special Education
Springfield Public Schools

Jeanne Clancy, RN
Director of Nursing
Springfield Public Schools

Therese Blain, RN
Nurse Manager
Springfield Public Schools




Faculty Disclosure
Shannon Kay, PH.D., BCBA-D is a stock shareholder in Allergan, Pfizer, Glaxosmithklein, Merck, Gilead.

Session date: 
08/13/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 APA American Psychological Association
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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