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Selected H1N1 Virus Resources for School Mental Health Stakeholders*
 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Provides recommendations for helping to prevent the spread of germs and offers links to resources for parents, travelers, and child care programs and schools. 
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/may09swineflu.htm

American Psychological Association (APA)
Offers basic tips for managing anxiety about the swine flu:
Article: Managing Anxiety About the Flu Outbreak
http://www.apapractice.org/apo/in_the_news/managing_anxiety_about.html# 
Article: Managing Your Anxiety About H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
http://apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=194

American School Health Association (ASHA)
ASHA has online courses on disease outbreaks in schools, using influenza as an example.
Module for School Administrators (available for free):
http://www.ashaweb.org/i4a/ams/amsstore/category.cfm?product_id=202
Module for School Nurses (free to ASHA members):
http://www.ashaweb.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3286 

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Provides state specific information including emergency declarations, guidances, advisories, press releases, websites, and fact sheets:
http://www.astho.org/templates/display_pub.php?pub_id=3964&admin=1

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC General Information on the H1N1 virus:
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
CDC H1N1 Flu Guidance for Schools in their Response to Human Infections with the 2009 Influenza A H1N1 Virus:
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/K12_dismissal.htm
Other CDC H1N1 Guidances: Includes specific guidance for universities, young children, patients, emergency personnel, pregnany women, and others:
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/                                                                                     
This document provides guidance to help decrease the spread of influenza (flu) among children in early childhood programs and among early childhood providers during the 20092010 flu season.                                                           http://pandemicflu.gov/professional/school/childguidance.html                                                               CDC: Stopping the Spread of Germs at Work, Home & School offers basic strategies related to reducing the spread of germs at work, home, and school:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/stopgerms.htm

Medline Plus
For basic information about the H1N1 (swine) flu and to keep up-to-date with the latest news and related issues:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/h1n1fluswineflu.html

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
A technical assistance guide for schools on how to address the emotional and psychological responses to a pandemic influenzea:
Technical Assistance Guide for Schools: Pandemic Influenze Preparedness

Parent Teacher Association (PTA), National Association of School Nurses (NASN), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
These three organizations developed a resource entitled, "Talking to Children About Swine Flu (H1N1): A Parent Resource Guide," which provides specific and easy to follow guidlines for parents to assist them in talking to the children about the swine flu.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/Talking_With_Children_About_Flu_FINAL.pdf 

United States Department of Education (USDE)
The website offers guidance and resources for schools related to managing suspected cases and reducing the spread of H1N1 at their schools.
FAQs: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/pandemic/guidance/flu-faqs.pdf
ED.gov's emergency planning page of pandemic flu:
http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/pandemic/index.html
Secretary Duncan's April 29 statement on the H1N1 flu outbreak:
http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2009/04/04292009.html
Letter to U.S. Schools (July 11, from Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services):
Letter to U.S. Schools



Last Update: 09/15/09

*This listing of resources was compiled by the Center for School Mental Health, with a focus on reputable resources that are relevant to school mental health stakeholders. This list will be available and will be regularly updated.

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