School Avoidance: Fallout from the Pandemic

School Avoidance: Fallout from the Pandemic | Enduring

This educational webinar is intended for pediatric primary care providers to identify school refusal in the context of school re-openings and re-closings during the pandemic and underlying mild-to-moderate mental health disorders and accompanying factors.

This program will describe the etiology of school avoidance, including a description of the pathophysiology and associated psychiatric conditions, the general philosophy of intervention, screening and monitoring tools that can be useful in management, the evidence-based treatments available to schools and clinicians, and provide the evidence for the management of depression and anxiety in children with school avoidance.

Target Audience

This program is intended for: 

  • Psychiatrists 
  • Primary Care and Family Practice Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Nursing professionals
  •  Residents
  •  Mental Health
  • Primary care and Pediatric Clinicians.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1.  Identify children and adolescents exhibiting prolonged school refusal
  2.  Access, diagnose and treat underlying mild-to-moderate mental health concerns relating to school refusal
  3.  Identify collaborative intervention strategies


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Host /Presenters
Organizer: Ira Bhatia 716-866-7724

1) Jim Wallace

2) Leslie Cummins (Q/A Chat session)

3) David Kaye (Observer Faculty)
Ph: 716-860-7119

4) Michele Phillips (Observer Faculty)
Ph: 518-5739618


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**The UB CME Office will provide UB CME Certificates of Attendance to allied healthcare professionals or non-physicians, who have attended a UB CME certified and accredited educational activity. The allied healthcare professional is responsible for submitting the UB CME certificate to their own governing body for credit. Most allied healthcare professional boards accept Physician credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation


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Disclaimer: CME may be claimed by clinicians in New York State only.