School Refusal Hope

You are not alone

School Refusal Hope is a site dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their child's school refusal.  We provide listings of different treatment programs around the country that can help children who avoid school. We also share the names of therapeutic and small boarding schools around the country where your child may thrive. We also provide support in the form of other families who have been down the same road as you.

I am a mom who has been down a painful road with my son who struggled with school refusal for many years.  I am happy to tell you that for the last two years he has attended school on a daily basis and is doing really well.  

We got to this place through the help of finding the right psychiatrists, the right therapists, the right treatment program, the right therapeutic boarding school, the right special education lawyer and now the right small boarding school. 

Finding the right resources was not easy. I constantly did google searches for school refusal looking for answers. The resources and help were hard to locate. When we were in crisis mode and needed to find a treatment program, we hired an educational consultant.  If you have been down this road already, than you know that educational consultants charge $3000-$7000 for their services. We did not have a good experience with our consultant and we fired her after 48 hrs. She of course kept her $2500 deposit. 

It is my wish that this site will provide free listings of treatment programs, school options and special education lawyers to help you get your child back to school and back to himself. 

Our child's school refusal brought our family to the most painful places and the most trying of times. When I remember those days, it brings tears to my eyes.  I want you to know that there is hope for your child and your family.  You can get your child back to school and your family back on course.  Do not give up hope and keep searching and fighting for the best help for your child.


Jayne Demsky

Jayne Rosen







Disclaimer:  This site is designed by School Refusal Hope to assist parents, family, friends and other caregivers with finding resources to understand and cope with school refusal, as well as to increase public awareness regarding school refusal.  The contents of this website are presented for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing on this website is to be construed as professional advice on medical, legal, technical or therapeutic matters.  By accessing and using the information on this site, you agree to waive any rights to hold the site developer(s), or any individual and/or group associated with this site, liable for any damage that may result from the use of the information presented.