The School Practitioner's Concise Companions give busy social workers, psychologists, and counselors a quick guide to accessible, proven solutions for their students' most common problems. Built around the expert advice from the acclaimed School Services Sourcebook, each volume is a rapid reference to a key school issue. Here, readers will find an overview of the factors that put students at risk for missing school and dropping out. This Concise Companion presents innovative, effective strategies to improve school attendance and engage underserved student populations such as those who are pregnant or in foster care. Each chapter is filled with charts, checklists, and cases and is conveniently organized around What We Know, What We Can Do, Tools and Practice Examples, and Key Points to Remember. A portable catalog of best practices, it brings evidence-based practice within easy reach of school professionals.