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Below are references cited throughout this playbook.

  1. What is Children’s Mental Health?
  6. Himmelman, AT. Collaboration for a change: definitions, decision-making models, roles, and collaboration process guide; 2002.
  3. Attendance Works. The Problem of Chronic Absenteeism.
  1. American Institutes for Research. Student Attendance and Enrollment Loss in 2020 -21.
  2. Brookings Institute. Reducing Chronic Absenteeism under the Every Child Succeeds Act.
  1. Cutler, D. M., Lleras-Muney, A. (2006). Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence. National Bureau of Economic Research, NBER Working Paper No. 12352. Retrieved at
  2. Attendance Works. For Health Providers: Why Attendance Matters.
  1. Attendance Works. Chronic Absence: Or Top Pick for the ESSA School Quality or Student Success Indicator.
  1. National Forum on Education Statistics. Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data.
  1. National Center for School Engagement. Guidelines for National Definition of Truancy and Calculating Rates.
  1. Defending restorative discipline.  Centre for Justice and Reconciliation.
  1. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. National Mentoring Resource Center.
  3. S. Department of Education. School Climate and Discipline.
  4. Balfanz R, Byrnes V, Fox J. Sent home and put off-track: The antecedents, disproportionalities and consequences of being suspended in ninth grade. Prepared for the Center for Civil Rights Remedies and the Research-to-Practice Collaborative.
  1. Leading Health Indicators: Social Determinants. Healthy People website.
  2. DeBaun B, Roc M; Alliance for Excellent Educa-tion. Well and Well-Off: Decreasing Medicaid and Health-Care Costs by Increasing Educational Attainment.
  3. Massachusetts Department of Education. Dropout Reduction: Prevention, Intervention and Recovery.
  4. The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE). Analyzing Student-Level Disciplinary Data: A Guide for Districts.
  5. S. Department of Education. Office for Civil Rights. Civil Rights Data Collection.
  6. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Civil Rights Data Collection.
  7. Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Practice Guides.
  8. National Education Goals Panel. The Goal 1 Technical Planning Subgroup Report on School Readiness. Washington, DC: National Education Goals Panel; 1991. PG, Lerner MA, AAP Council on Early Childhood, AAP Council on School  Health.  School Readiness. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2):e20191766.
  1. Reardon SF, Portilla XA. Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry. American Educational Research Association; 2016.
  2. Center on the Developing Child. Health and Learning Are Deeply Interconnected in the Body: An Action Guide for Policy Makers. Harvard University.
  3. Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM. Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2017.
  4. Adapted from “Interoperability for Public Health Agencies: A Self-assessment Tool” and “Building an Informatics-savvy Health Department: A Self-assessment.” Retrieved on September 24, 2019  from:
  5. A similar, but more general, checklist in a downloadable format may be helpful.
  1. The Office of Civil Rights Data. ” 2017–18 Civil Rights Data Collection: General Overview, Changes, and List of Data Elements” . Published April 24, 2018. Accessed May 28, 2021.
  2. The Public Health Informatics Institute. “Optimizing Data Quality and Use Evaluation Guide.” (accessed 05/03/2021).