Welcome to IATDP


President’s Message

Welcome to the IATDP website. Our 2015 conference will be held in Memphis, TN. Joining IATDP has many benefits. For only $55 annually, you receive our bi-annual journal, opportunity to serve on various IATDP committees, and discount rates for the IATDP conference. Please browse our website and if you have any questions or additional information, feel free to contact me at david.iatdp@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest in IATDP.

David L. House II, M.P.A.
President, IATDP

The IATDP works to keep students in school. Ideally, schools should provide such an engaging and enriching experience that students would want to be in place to participate. But, many students are opting out of public education, or any education program. Why is this happening and what can we do about it?


The 105th International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention (IATDP) Annual Conference will be held in Memphis, TN.  More information regarding registration and hotel will be forthcoming on our webpage in the next few months.  We thank you for your interest in IATDP and look forward to seeing you in Memphis, TN for the 2015 conference.



Call For Papers

We would like to showcase the work of our members in the semiannual journal. This is our call for papers for the Spring 2015 Issue with submission cutoff of 30 May.



The executive committee of the IATDP has approved the publishing of back issues of the Journal of the IATDP on this web site. The 2013 Spring Issue is now available on the Journal menu page.



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IATDP Program of the Year Award Nomination

IATDP Jimmie Thacker, Jr. Person of the Year Award Nomination


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Our News

Executive Director, Ronnie Land, and 2013-2014 President, Wendy Brower, attended the CASCWA Conference in Leemore, California where they shared information about the IATDP and recruited to expand our membership there. More >>