School Attendance

Resources for Parents

  1. Manitoba Parent Zone
  2. Parent Child Coalitions
  3. Healthy Schools
    Information on a number of health topics that might be useful to parents
  4. Epstein, J. L.; Sheldon, S. B. (2002). Present and Accounted for: Improving Student Attendance Through Family and Community Involvement.
    The Journal of Educational Research May/June 2002 Vol. 95(No. 5) p. 308-318. Explores how families and communities can reduce absenteeism.
  5. MAPC Manitoba Association of Parent Councils
    The Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) is an organization of school based parent groups throughout Manitoba. Most of those members are Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), Parent Councils, Advisory Councils for School Leadership (ACSL), and other parent committees from individual schools as well as individual members who do not currently participate in an active parent group in their community.
  6. National Center for School Engagement (NCSE). Tool Kit for Creating your Own Truancy Reduction Program Adobe PDF Document
    This document provides research on truancy and details of best practices in truancy reduction.
  7. Alberta Education Student Engagement and Attendance Adobe PDF Document
    Incorporates best practices when tackling attendance issues and student engagement in your school along with examples of good models
  8. Video
  9. Triple P: The Positive Parenting Program
  10. Attendance Works
    Attendance Works is a United States national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. They promote tracking chronic absence data for each student beginning in kindergarten, or ideally earlier, and partnering with families and community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for students or schools.
  11. A Parents’ Guide to Truancy
    Explores how families and communities can reduce absenteeism
  12. Strengthening Schools by Strengthening Families – Community Strategies to Reverse Chronic Absenteeism in Early Grades and improve Supports foe Children and Families. (October 2008) Adobe PDF Document
  13. After the School Bell Rings
  14. Recreation Connections Manitoba
    Information on this site about the High Five Program
  15. Crisis Services
    Klinic Crisis Line, Manitoba Suicide Line, Kids Help Phone, Crisis Services
  16. Directory of Youth Addictions Services in Manitoba
  17. Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
    The Prevention Institute promotes primary prevention by focusing on education, information services, research and evaluation, special projects, community capacity exchange and communications. They have a Scared Children Resource Kit focused on Aboriginal Parents
  18. Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
    FRP Canada promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support families