Community Responses to Truancy: 
Engaging Students in School

April 30, 2003, from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. EDT.

During this videoconference, participants will learn about causes of truancy as well as some promising strategies to intervene with chronic truants, address the root causes, and stop the youth’s progression from truancy into more negative behaviors. Many of the programs that will be featured include a combination of incentives and sanctions and target the reduction of risk factors associated with the incidence of truancy. The importance of raising awareness of  policymakers, stakeholders, and community members about the consequences of truancy through educational outreach programs will also be reviewed.

This broadcast is designed for anyone concerned with youth at risk of dropping out of school, including local and state policymakers, state directors of  juvenile justice, judges, local community leaders, juvenile justice researchers, law enforcement, educators, school administrators, probation, and social service/child welfare officials.

This broadcast may be viewed via satellite (C band and KU band) or online. For further information about this videoconference, visit , where you may register online to facilitate a downlink site or to view the videoconference online.  Registration is free.

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To register to host the teleconference, fill out and submit the Host Registration Form. Information for the site facilitator (host) will be available at the Teleconference Resource Page.

To register to view the teleconference live online through streaming video, fill out and submit the Online Viewing Registration Form. Information for online viewers will be available at the Teleconference Resource Page.

If you would like to view the videoconference at a downlink facility, please go to the Registered Downlink Sites Page to locate a registered site in your area. Contact the closest site near you to register for the teleconference.

Video Rights

You are encouraged to videotape the broadcast for use as a future resource. No rights are reserved by OJJDP or Eastern Kentucky University. This broadcast will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

For More Information, please contact:
Eastern Kentucky University---Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671