Here’s Mental Health America’s 8-Point Back-to-School Checklist to help you and your child be ready!
If your child has a mental health condition, are you both ready for school?
Providing support and guidance for a child with a mental health condition is a critical part of recovery. As a parent/caregiver, it is important that you work towards providing your child with the best school environment that is possible. To do so, it is important to be prepared for the upcoming school year.
Additional information and resources for you and your child as the school year progresses can be found from the following organizations and websites:
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics: Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Mental Health
Healthychildren.org: Administering Medication at Child Care or School
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
National PTA: Emotional Health
U.S. Department of Education: A Guide to the Individualized Education Program