Truancy Conferences

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2018 School Attendance Conference: Welcoming All Students

Attendance + Attachment = Achievement

Monday, September 24, 2018 / 8:00AM – 3:45 PM

Guest Speaker

Derek Allen- Starr Learning Global Network on Childhood Trauma

  • Circle of Courage


  • Addressing Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy Protocol
  • Community Resource Panel - Oakland County Youth Assistance, Oakland County Health Division, Oakland Community Health Network, DHHS, Common Ground, CARE House, Easter Seals, Oakland Schools Community Programs Homeless and Wraparound, Jewish Family Service, Beaumont Children's NOBLE Program, Oakland University School of Health and Human Services Counseling Program
  • Handle with Care: Michigan Trauma-Informed Initiative between Law Enforcement and School
  • How Teachers Can Create a Welcoming Classroom
  • How to Address School Anxiety
  • Human Trafficking and Warning Signs* (*Session Counts for Social Work Professional Human Trafficking Requirements)
  • Implicit Bias/Cultural Competence/School to Prison
  • Prescription Drug Abuse and Opioid Education
  • Restorative Practice (suspension/expulsion) and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)


Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford MI 48328


  • $35 Pre-Registration for the day (lunch included) 
  • $50 walk in registration
  • SCECHs and SWCEHs offered​


Previous Truancy Conference

Documents from September 26, 2017 Conference

  • DHHS Pathways to Potential
  • Addressing Chronic Absenteeism
    • Agency Contact Numbers
    • Resource Information
  • Addressing the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants
  • Making Effective Referrals to:  DHHS and Youth Assistance  
  • Trauma Informed Response to Human Trafficking (Common Ground)
  • Truancy Protocol - Flowchart and District Assignments
  • Substance Abuse in Youth; Not My Kid – Not My Community
    • Opioid Additional - Disease Facts & Figures
    • DEA Drug Slang Code Words 2017
    • The Science of Drug Use- Discussion Points National Inst. on Drug Abuse 
    • Family Dinners and Their Impact on Teen Substance Use
    • Five Things Inhalants Can Do to Your Body
    • Parent Handout