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Parent/Advocate Back-to-School Checklist

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Here’s Mental Health America’s 8-Point Back-to-School Checklist to help you and your child be ready!

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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.

Other Resources

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 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

2000 N. Beauregard Street,
6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311

Phone (703) 684.7722

Toll Free (800) 969.6642

Fax (703) 684.5968

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