Getting to the Problem Behind the Symptom: A Unique Primary Prevention Collaboration Between Child Welfare and Education

Chronic truancy, or absence from school, is a reliable predictor of poor school performance. It is also often a signal of family stress. In Jefferson County, Kentucky, child welfare and education agencies are collaborating to engage families with multiple unexcused absences as a primary prevention strategy. Learn more about how Kentucky is building a unique collaboration between education and child abuse and neglect prevention by focusing on a shared indicator of families in need of extra support.  


  • Corinna Pannell, LCSW | Unit Manager III, Centerstone
  • Summer Giron, LCSW | Principal Social Worker, Centerstone


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 14:00 to 14:45
Children's Bureau
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