State & National Resources
A Parent' Guide to Suicide Prevention
A Parents' Guide to Suicide Prevention
The guide includes warning signs for parents to look out for, step by step advice they can take if their child is showing suicidal tendencies, and also advises parents on how they can help prepare their children for the transition to college when struggling with depression.
AAP School Health Resources
This is an excellent source of information about common chronic health conditions and the importance of health and wellness to academic success.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Home page for the AAP. This professional organization offers a variety of resources for child health care providers.
Caring for Every Child's Mental Health
This is a child focused web page of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. They offer an overview of programs and resources to support the mental health of children and youth.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is the premier resource on infectious diseases and other public health issues.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
FARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative. Their goal is to improve the health of individuals with food allergies by offering resources, support, and advocacy.
This link is connected to information specific to education and schools.
OSPI Health Services
OSPI is the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and is based in Olympia, Washington. This is the most helpful site for information about Washington State school health law and practice standards. There are several manuals and guides that are invaluable for school nursing practice.
OSPI Equity and Civil Rights
This office at OSPI works to ensure that students have access to public education without discrimination and provides information about the rights and responsibilities under civil rights laws including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
OSPI Homeless Education: McKinney-Vento
Homeless Youth Education Resouces
Seattle Children's Hospital
Their Health Professionals web page provides links to a variety of continuing education opportunities, information about specific health conditions and assistance with referrals and contacting their health care providers.
Washington State Department of Health - Home Page
This is the home page for the Washington State Department of Health. It is an excellent source of information about current public health issues.
Washington State Department of Health - Immunization Information
Washington State Department of Health - Nursing Commission
Washington State Department of Health - Vital Statistics