Norman Sartorius

Symposium abstract – 2017 ESCAP Congress, Geneva

School drop-out: causes and management

Original symposium abstract by Norman Sartorius (Action for Mental Health, Geneva, Switzerland) on School drop-out: causes and management (ESCAP 2017 Congress in Geneva, Switzerland).


Dropout from school may have serious negative consequences for the health and development of children of school-age. Interventions which clarify reasons for absenteeism from school and provide advice and help are therefore of great importance.
The symposium will summarize the findings of research on school absenteeism, discuss mechanisms which may lead to school dropout and provide specific suggestions about the management of problems related to school dropout.

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