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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.

American Psychological Association (APA)
Offers basic tips for managing anxiety about the swine flu:
Article: Managing Anxiety About the Flu Outbreak 
Article: Managing Your Anxiety About H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

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):
Module for School Nurses (free to ASHA members): 

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Provides state specific information including emergency declarations, guidances, advisories, press releases, websites, and fact sheets:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC General Information on the H1N1 virus:
CDC H1N1 Flu Guidance for Schools in their Response to Human Infections with the 2009 Influenza A H1N1 Virus:
Other CDC H1N1 Guidances: Includes specific guidance for universities, young children, patients, emergency personnel, pregnany women, and others:                                                                                     
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.                                                                                                                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:

Medline Plus
For basic information about the H1N1 (swine) flu and to keep up-to-date with the latest news and related issues:

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. 

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:'s emergency planning page of pandemic flu:
Secretary Duncan's April 29 statement on the H1N1 flu outbreak:
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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