Welcome to IATDP

The International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention (IATDP) is an association of educators, government officials and stakeholders whose history of truancy and dropout prevention efforts date back to 1911. We strive to create a partnership which facilitates the dissemination of information, emerging practices and research designed to support learning and increase high school graduation rates. The goal of the IATDP is to improve the efforts of practitioners to reduce the number of students that elect to dropout of school by sharing our common experiences and intervention strategies.

Connecting for Change: Focused on Engaging Students

UPDATED! 2017 Conference Saturday Schedule

107th Annual IATDP Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
Friday, October 20 – Monday, October 23, 2017

One-Day Registration just $125!

Indianapolis skyline in the fall.

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After 106 years of responding to the prevention of student dropout, truancy, and other forms of student disengagement, it is now time to focus on research and assessment. What have we done and how do we plan to amplify the informed practices of our work? This forms the background of the 107th IATDP Conference. The conference slated for Indianapolis aims to gather input from educators, researchers, students, public health, and all those engaged in education to come together for change with a keen focus on engaging students. Who should attend: Educators, Social Workers, Policy Makers, Students, Legislators, Attendance Officers, Probation Officers, Parents, and any person interested in fostering change for students.

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