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Understanding Emotionally Based School Avoidance



By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Understand what emotional based school refusal is
  • Be aware of factors which contribute to emotionally based school refusal
  • The anxiety cycle and it’s role in school refusal
  • Early warning signs of school refusal
  • Push and Pull factors in school refusal
  • Considerations when supporting emotionally based school refusal
  • Be aware of the role of criticism in EBSA
  • Validation versus enabling
  • Recognising our own emotions and boundaries
  • Strategies to support children who experience emotionally based school refusal
  • Be aware of external and wider support

This course includes the following resources:

  • Push and Pull Factor Prompts
  • EBSA Trigger Exploration
  • Reintegration Considerations
  • Regulation Activities
  • Mental Health Care Plan – Anxiety

Please allow 45-60min to complete this course, depending on your learning style and reading speed. 


If you would like a more in-depth understanding of EBSA please be aware that we have a long course available. 


This course is validated and endorsed by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists)

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