In this study, we used Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) and question sheets to examine the influence family support had on stress and the tendency toward school refusal for 254 junior high school students. Results suggest that family support indirectly reduced the students' tendency toward school refusal by alleviating stress in their everyday lives. Next, we dividedthe students into groups by the degree of family support they received, the stress they felt, and their tendency toward school refusal. Then, we looked at the unique features of each group's KFD and examined whether KFD was useful for understanding how the students felt about the support they received from their families. The results indicate that the factors "omission of the father's image", "intercommunication of the family's image" and "intercommunication of the family's image through talking" were useful for understanding how the students felt about the support they received from their families. We believe that providing support to junior high school students based on the presence or absence of these indicators may help prevent students' tendency toward school refusal.