TRUANCY PREVENTION

The Kane County Truancy/Dropout Prevention/Intervention Program provides services for a multi-cultural, diverse community. The program is a coordinated effort between all of the local school districts in the county, local governmental agencies, community agencies, social service agencies, and the Regional Office of Education.

Our program receives referrals from our local schools. Each individual case receives a variety of program option services that include, but are not limited to: youth outreach services (school visits, home visits, educational monitoring, advocacy, individual therapy, family therapy, community agency referrals, parenting education, etc.), case management, court liaison, prevention education and dropout intervention services.

All grade levels are served with intensive intervention/prevention services targeted for chronic truants. These include the development of an individual service plan, diagnostic profile needs, case management, goal setting, connection to the community services, advocacy, supportive parental involvement including home visits, family and group counseling and reinforcing positive attendance per student, per family, and per school.

To process this truancy referral, all information must be filled out entirely. This includes a digital copy of the student’s attendance sheet that will be required as one of the last steps to complete.  

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Axelsen at jaxelsen@kaneroe.org or at (630) 444-2967.

¡FELIZ NAVIDAD! A PILGRIMAGE TO MEXICO

For decades, families of Mexican heritage have taken their children out of school during the winter holidays. This has resulted in increased absenteeism and frustration for school staff. 

This presentation will provide the context on how these trips are beneficial to Mexican children. A truancy specialist takes you on a step by step journey through her experience related to expenses, travel concerns, religion, family, and culture. The goal is to enlighten those who work with children to understand the depth of this pilgrimage and how we can help school staff to be supportive.