After completing a field practicum at the Marshall Middle School in Marshall, MN it was realized that like many other schools in the nation; the truancy problem is growing at an alarmingly fast rate.

  • The Marshall Middle School is comprised of grades 5-8.
  • Under the age of 12 would be considered educational neglect.
  • 12 years of age and older is considered truancy per Minnesota State Statute.

This project aims to research intervention and prevention programs for both truancy and educational neglect that have been tested, compare them to the needs of the Marshall Middle School, and make a recommendation as to what program may work best in an effort to reduce truancy and educational neglect and the implications they both have on student’s futures.

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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Social and Behavioral Sciences

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