The second International Network for School Attendance Conference was hosted online from Melbourne, Australia and featured four keynote addresses from Hedy Chang (Director of ‘Attendance Works’ in the USA), Megan Gilmour (TEDx Speaker and CEO of ‘Missing School’ in Australia), David Heyne (INSA Co-Founder and Leiden University in The Netherlands) and Chris Varney (Chief Enabling Officer of the ‘I CAN Network’ in Australia).
The conference was an interdisciplinary event that brought together practitioners, advocates, researchers, academics, educators, and other stakeholders from a range of fields including education, psychology, sociology, social work, juvenile justice, psychiatry, and policy.
The Fight for Life Foundations Research and Development team presented findings from the Behavioral Health Ed Tech Building Dreams program. Professor Francis Bowen of Butler University has spearheaded the R&D teams work, in collaboration with Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty and Dr. Jangmin Kim. The following slides are from the presentation that was presented by Francis Bowen and Marlin Jackson, the slides include explanations of our model, and the data analytics capabilities of our technology; along with the findings from a case study conducted at the end of the 2020-21 school year.