Attendance Advocate Training

Weeklong Schedule
Monday, Sept. 18: Developing a Problem Solving Truancy Court
Tuesday, Sept. 19: Creating a Trauma Informed School
Wednesday, Sept. 20: Best Practices in Preventing and Reducing Truancy
Thursday, Sept. 21: Attendance Advocate Training (New!)
Friday, Sept. 22: Evaluating Your Truancy Reduction Program

About this training
Designed for Advocates hired to work with students and families specifically to build school attendance, this is the only training of its kind.  Participants will leave with specific guidance on caseload management, successful student and family supports, record-keeping tips, home visit safety, preparing for truancy court appearances, and more.  We will roll-play office meetings with students and home visits with parents.  You will leave with strategies, resources, and a group of colleagues you can call on for support.

Who should attend?
This training is specifically designed for those who work directly with students experiencing difficulties with attendance and school engagement.  Sometimes called Attendance Coaches or Attendance Liaisons, people in these rolls are usually hired directly by schools or by school districts, and usually have an office in one or more schools.   (If you are a school or district administrator, Best Practices in Attendance Improvement and Creating a Trauma Informed School will be more up your alley.)

Trainings are $275 for one or $250 each for two or more.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included.  If you would like to bring a team of four or more, please contact us to arrange a discount.  If you have a large team, contact us to discuss a training at your location.

Agenda:  Click here for a detailed agenda.

Registration: Click here to register.

Tim Gill Center for Public Media
311 East Costilla Street
Colorado Springs, CO

Parking: Free

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