Truancy Prevention & C.A.R.E. Programs


  • 07 Jul, 2015

Project Description

Truancy Prevention offers case management, counseling, and student workshops for Latino/Hispanic and ESL/Refugee students who are truant or who are on the path of becoming truant. Truancy Prevention works with the schools, family, and social service agencies to help the student understand the important role school attendance plays in reaching their goals. Referrals can be made by schools, social service agencies, E.C.O.C.Y., or the district courts.

Community Assistance for Refugee Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) offers case management, counseling, and student workshops to Refugee/Immigrant and ESL/Refugee children who are reported to the Erie County Office of Children and Youth (E.C.O.C.Y.) and are at risk of out-of-home placement. Referrals are made from E.C.O.C.Y. to C.A.R.E. when there are concerns regarding neglect, discipline problems, and/or lack of parenting skills, which are common factors associated with truancy. Truancy Prevention and C.A.R.E. program also offers classes for parents who are interested in understanding the laws and expectations of Pennsylvania and the Erie School District in regards to attendance and truancy. Classes are provided in a different language each week and are open to any Latino/Hispanic or ESL/Refugee parent. For further information or to make a referral please contact us by email or call (814) 455-0212: Program Coordinator/C.A.R.E. Case Manager, Lana Locanto: slocanto@mcrcerie.org