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School Years - Healthy Living

School Years - Healthy Living
School Years - Healthy Living

Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:  Are you keeping me up to date with regular childhood checkups and immunizations?  Are you taking me to see specialists for specific issues?  What do you need to tell the school nurse about my health needs?  What if I need to take medications or treatments at school?  Are you teaching me to greet and interact with doctors and other medical professionals? Do I know how to ask for help or tell when I am sick or just don’t feel well?  Are you helping me understand my disability or healthcare needs and how they affect me as I grow and change?   Do I know what is good (food, sleep, exercise) and bad (drugs, smoking) for my body? How are you helping me prepare for and understand puberty? Is there a “File of Life” that describes my health issues in case of an emergency?  Is there someone I can talk to if I have emotional issues that I need help to resolve


Health Checkups and Immunizations

Family-to-Family Health Information Center http://www.pacer.org/health/preventive-health.asp

Dental Resources  http://www.ctfsn.org/pages/dental-resources.php  

Deaf and hard of Hearing Resources http://www.ctfsn.org/page/deafhh-advocacy.php


Finding the Right Health Specialist


US Department of Health & Human Services http://answers.hhs.gov/questions/3308

Husky Health http://www.huskyhealthct.org/provider_lookup.html

Find the Community System Collaborative That Serves You www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2558&q=314352

Teaching Students to Care for Their Health

School Nurse Checklist for Parents https://www.nasn.org/portals/0/releases/2013_Back_to_School_Checklist.pdf

Going from Tween 2 Teen – It’s time to be more in charge of your health.
      http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/tween-2-teen/13_CSHCN-12yr_E11L.pdf

Smart Nutrition Starts Here http://www.nutrition.gov/life-stages/adolescents

Smart Nutrition with the Teen Cookbook

Take Charge

File of Life

File of Life is a voluntary program designed to help your local first responder to quickly obtain in an emergency your medical information.  http://www.ct.gov/dds/cwp/view.asp?a=12&Q=440434

Bullying

Medline Plus—A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine  National Institutes of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bullying.html

StopBullying.Gov http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/parents/index.html

 

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