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Barzel R, Holt K, Kolo S, Siegal M, eds. 2018. School-based dental sealant programs (2nd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to provide schoolbased dental sealant program (SBSP) staff with an understanding of the history, operations, and principles of SBSPs funded by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Contents include guidelines for infection control and information about tooth selection and assessment for sealants; the sealant-application process; and SBSP operations, with an emphasis on requirements that apply to programs funded by ODH. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Curricula, Dental sealants, Distance education, Ohio, Oral health, School based management, School health programs, School personnel

George C, Rojek M, Luetkemeier M. 2017. Influencing the dental workforce in Illinois: A case study of the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation Pipeline Project. Oak Brook, IL: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the impact of the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Pipeline Project—a multi-year initiative funding two Illinois public dental schools, with the goals of increasing the number of dentists who provide oral health care to all children and who work in underserved communities. The report focuses on how well the project met its goals and also outlines implications for future efforts. Topics include findings, the program’s influence on students, students’ learning experience, extramural sites’ experience, implementation, and sustainability.

Contact: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 301, Oak Brook, IL 60523, Telephone: (630) 571-2555 Secondary Telephone: (630) 571-2556 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental schools, Illinois, State programs, Low income groups, Oral health, Personnel

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2015–. Parent engagement in schools. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to assist parents and school staff in working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents. Contents include fact sheets for school districts and school administrators, teachers and other school staff, and parents and families. A strategy guide for state and local education agencies on selecting and implementing parent engagement strategies specific to HIV/STD prevention and a facilitator's guide for staff development are also included.

Contact: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-29, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, Telephone: 800-232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Child development, Child health, Family support, Health behavior, Learning, Parents, Protective factors, School age children, School districts, School personnel, Schools, Social support, Students, Teachers

Wisconsin Public Health Association and Medical College of Wisconsin. 2014. WISHeS: Wisconsin Improving School Health Services Project. Kimberly, WI: Wisconsin Public Health Association, multiple items.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help school districts improve the health services they provide to students. Contents include a school-health-services assessment tool; injury and illness protocols; sample policies and procedures for emergency nursing services, concussion management, managing and preventing acute reactions to foods in the school setting, and medication administration; and nurse procedures. The manual also contains instructions for unlicensed assistive personnel on hand hygiene, oral care, feeding, transfers, and diapering for students who need such care at school.

Contact: Wisconsin Public Health Association, 563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136, Telephone: (920) 882-3650 Contact Phone: (414) 875-7257 E-mail: Contact E-mail: teresa@badgerbay,co Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Disease management, Disease prevention, Mobile applications, Nursing services, Oral health, Patient care management, Patient care planning, Protocols, School based management, School districts, School health services, School nurses, School personnel, Special health care needs, Training

Action for Healthy Kids. 2014. Game On: An Every Kid Healthy tool. Chicago, IL: Action for Healthy Kids, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes an online program that provides best practices and resources for creating a school wellness program with the ultimate goal of becoming certified as a healthy school. Contents include steps for energizing school staff, students, and families. Topics include gathering a team, assessing and tracking progress, creating a multi-year plan, finding challenges, building awareness, revising district policy, and receiving recognition.

Contact: Action for Healthy Kids, 600 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL 60607-3758, Telephone: (800) 416-5136 Fax: (312) 212-0098 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Awards, Families, Health promotion, Model programs, Physical activity, Policy development, Program planning, Resources for professionals, School age children, School districts, School health programs, School personnel, Schools, Students

Southwest Institute for Family and Child Advocacy. (2013). Reporting child abuse and neglect: An e-learning for school personnel and health providers. Las Cruces, NM: Southwest Institute for Family and Child Advocacy,

Annotation: This online training course addresses the requirement for all school personnel to complete a training in the detection and reporting of child abuse or neglect and serves as a refresher for experienced educators as well. The training covers mandated reporting in the state of New Mexico, warning signs and indicators of child abuse and neglect, and directions on filing a report Scenarios shown as videos, interactive activities, and quizzes are included in the online course.

Contact: Southwest Region-National Child Protection Training Center, New Mexico State University, PO Box 30003, MSC3470, Las Cruces, NM 88003, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, New Mexico, Professional training, School personnel, State initiatives, Training materials

Willoughby B. (2013). A guide for administrators, counselors and teachers: Responding to hate and bias at school. Montgomery, AL: Teaching Tolerance, 41 pp.

Annotation: This book, primarily for school administrators, also helps teachers, staff, counselors, and students find guidance in responding to a bias incident or hate crime. The guide is divided into three sections: before, during, and after a crisis occurs. Topics include assessing the school climate with an eye towards defusing tension, preventing escalation, and avoiding problems; key points to consider when responding to a bias or hate incident; and addressing long-term planning and capacity building for the future, including development of social and emotional skills.

Contact: Teaching Tolerance, c/o Southern Poverty Law Center , 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 956-8200 Fax: (334) 956-8488 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Crisis intervention, Emergencies, Hate crime, Needs assessment, School counseling, School health services, School personnel, School violence

Coburn-Snyder H, ed. 2012. Family services school community tool kit [rev. ed.]. New York, NY: Autism Speaks, 106 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to assist families of children with autism and members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism. It offers an introduction to physical, medical, and other challenges for children with autism or Asperger's Syndrome; information for the many types of school service personnel; educating students with autism; and supporting learning in the student with autism. Resources and appendices include web, print, and video resources.

Contact: Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10016, Telephone: (212) 252-8584 Fax: (212) 252-8676 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Children with special health care needs, Community role, Family support services, Resources for professionals, School health, School personnel, Special education, Students

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, School Health Program. 2012. Nebraska school health guidelines = Guidelines for school health services in Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services,

Annotation: This website, which presents guidelines for Nebraska schools, focuses on the activities and practices of school nurses and other non-nurse school personnel who provide health services. The site includes information about school health services; school nursing scope and standards; individualized health care plans; the role of the school nurse in special education; school health screening; emergency guidelines; guidelines related to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in schools, athletics, and child care; and the Medication Aide Act.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Emergencies, Guidelines, Individualized health plans, Legislation, Nebraska, School health services, School heath, School nurses, School personnel, Screening, Special education, State programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. School health guidelines to promote healthy eating and physical activity. MMWR Recommendations and Reports 60(5):1-76,

Annotation: This report synthesizes the scientific evidence and best practices on healthy eating and physical activity into one set of guidelines for schools serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Topics include coordination of school policies and practices; supportive environments; school nutrition services; physical education and physical activity programs; health education; health, mental health, and social services; family and community involvement; school employee wellness; and professional development for school staff members. Each of nine guidelines is accompanied training are also available from the website.

Contact: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Food consumption, Guidelines, Health policy, Health promotion, Physical activity, Physical education, School health education, School health services, School personnel, Schools

Autel HR, Esqueda MC, Jacobson L. 2011. The military child within the public school education system. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California School of Social Work, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, 6 pp. (Policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief explores the support needs of military children facing transition, mobility, deployment, and trauma while attending public schools. Recommendations are discussed for addressing these challenges military children encounter in the school environment as well as impact aid, the Interstate Compact, Common Core Standards, sustaining data at state and national levels to identify military students and their respective needs, and funding School Liaison Officers.

Contact: University of Southern California School of Social Work, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, 1149 South Hill Street, Suite H-1114, Los Angeles, CA 90015, Telephone: (213) 821-3600 Fax: (213) 821-3601 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, Family support services, Military, Psychosocial development, Public schools, School age children, School personnel, School role

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities. 2011. Community health advisor model effective in oral health settings. [San Diego, CA]: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities, 1 p. (Community health brief)

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a study to determine the feasibility and efficacy of using trained community health workers (parents) to apply fluoride varnish to children in an elementary school setting. Contents include background on local legislation, development and testing of the written protocol and training module, and findings from clinical assessments.

Contact: Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, Telephone: (858) 576-1700 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Allied health personnel, California, Community health aides, Community participation, Costs, Dental care, Elementary schools, Feasibility studies, Fluorides, Legislation, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Parents, Preventive health services, Research, School age children, School health services, Statewide planning, Training

Jaycox L, Langley A, Dean KL. 2009. Support for students exposed to trauma: The SSET program. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This book presents a program designed for use by school personnel to support students exposed to trauma. It consists of a series of ten lessons providing skill building techniques geared toward changing maladaptive thoughts, promoting positive behaviors, and increasing levels of peer and parent support for affected students. It contains a group leader training manual that defines program concepts, provides information on selecting student participants, scheduling lessons, assuring confidentiality, coordinating with clinical backup, managing difficult situations and issues, and conducting group meetings. A lesson plans and worksheets and materials sections supplies preparation material and plans as well as homework assignments, worksheets, letters to parents, forms, and other program materials.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: Web Site: $40.00, plus shipping and handling; download available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Curricula, Educational materials, Manuals, Mental health programs, Middle schools, Program descriptions, School age children, School linked programs, School personnel, Trauma, Violence

Hooker C, Holt E, Nissen G. 2008. Infectious diseases in childcare settings and schools: Information for directors, caregivers, parents or guardians, and school health staff (6th ed.). Hopkins, MN: Hennepin County Community Human Services and Public Health Department, 1 v.

Annotation: This manual is intended to inform administrators, child care providers, caregivers, parents and guardians, and school health staff about specific infectious disease problems they may encounter in the child care setting or in schools. The manual provides specific disease prevention and control guidelines that are consistent with the national standards put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association on 52 diseases that are of concern in child care settings and on 25 diseases that are of concern in schools. Section contents include guidelines for staff and children and the environment, misuse of antibiotics, disease reporting, exposure control and outbreak management, fact sheets, sample letter to healthcare providers or parents and guardians, immunizations, Minnesota laws related to childcare settings, a glossary, references, order forms, and fact sheets for school-aged children.

Contact: Hennepin County Health, Housing & Social Services, Epidemiology & Environmental Health, Hopkins Wells Fargo Buildng, 1011 S First Street, Suite 215, Hopkins, MN 55343, Telephone: (612) 348-2741 E-mail: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Child health, Communicable diseases, Disease transmission, Minnesota, Parents, Prevention, School age children, School health, School personnel, Standards, Young children

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2008. Fluoride mouthrinse monitors' training program (rev. ed.). Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 28 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help school personnel implement Massachusetts' school-based fluoride mouthrinse program. Topics include storage, preparation, dispensation, practice, distribution, and safety. Information about program funding and fluorosis is also included. The appendices contain sample notices, permission slips, reports, and forms; information on fluoride retention, systemic vs. nonsystemic fluoride, and fluoride toxicity; and a post-test. A program description (brochure) for families is also available from the website.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Fluorides, Manuals, Massachusetts, Oral health, Parents, Preventive health services, School personnel, State programs, Training

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Program . 2005. Dental first aid. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Program, 16 pp.

Annotation: This flip chart, developed for child care providers and school personnel, offers guidance for providing temporary assistance and relief during dental emergencies. The chart also discusses basic oral health principles, prevention, and care. It pro- vides information about toothbrushing, teething, and flossing; dental first aid; oral ulcers and oral piercing complications; oral health services in Maryland; injury prevention; nutrition and oral health, child abuse and dental neglect; tooth eruption, gum inflammation, and tooth extraction complications; dental trauma; fluoride; water testing sites; and other related topics.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Unit, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: Web Site: Limited quantities available; content also available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Emergencies, Emergency medical services, First aid, Oral health, School age children, School health services, School personnel, Unintentional injuries

Tomar SL. 2004. Assessment of the dental public health infrastructure in the United States. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida College of Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, 71 pp.

Annotation: The study described in this report assesses the adequacy of the dental public health infrastructure in the United States. The report covers a number of topics, including the dental workforce, administrative presence within health departments, financial resources to implement programs, and legal authority. The report provides baseline data for new initiatives to address these topics, with an emphasis on state-level infrastructure. Report sections include government, education, workforce, regulatory issues, and discussion. Recommendations and conclusions are included.

Contact: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (866) 232-4528 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, Dental schools, Health care financing, Oral health, Personnel, Professional education, Public health dentistry, Public health infrastructure, State surveys, Trends

Taras H, Duncan P, Luckenbill D, Robinson J, Wheeler L, Wooley S, eds. 2004. Health, mental health, and safety guidelines for schools. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics; [Castle Rock, CO]: National Association of School Nurses,

Annotation: This website presents a compendium of guidelines to help school administrators and others determine the breadth of school health, mental health, and safety issues and set priorities for action. It draws from published guidelines on specific components of school health and safety programs, as well as on overall coordination of these programs. Topics include health and safety infrastructure, programs and personnel, family and community involvement, health and safety education, physical education and activities, health and mental health services, nutrition and food services, physical environment and transportation, social environment, and staff health and safety.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Coordination, Environmental influences, Guidelines, Health education, Health services, Participation, Physical activity, School health programs, School personnel, Transportation

Gebbie K, Rosenstock L, Hernandez LM, eds.; Institute of Medicine, Committee on Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. 2003. Who will keep the public healthy?: Educating public health professionals for the 21st century. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 320 pp.

Annotation: This book provides an overview of the past, present, and future of public health education, assessing its readiness to provide the training and education needed to prepare for 21st-century challenges. Eight areas of importance to public health education are examined: informatics, genomics, communication, cultural competence, community-based participatory research, global health, policy and law, and public health ethics. Recommendations address the content of public health education, qualifications for faculty, availability of supervised practice, opportunities for cross-disciplinary research and education, cooperation with government agencies, and government funding for education. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the book. Eight appendices include: a school of public health catalogue abstract, a school of public health survey instrument, the Association of Schools of Public Health survey answers, a paper on the education of public health professionals by Elizabeth Fee, a listing of occupational classifications, a collection of competency sets, an outline of public meetings held in 2001 and 2002, and committee member biographies. References and an index are provided.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-08542-X.

Keywords: Communication, Cultural sensitivity, Ethics, Government financing, Professional education, Professional personnel, Public health agencies, Public health education, Public health infrastructure, Public health schools, Public policy, Questionnaires, Surveys

Montana Schools Boards Association and Montana Office of Public Instruction. 2003. Communicable diseases: Model policies and procedures for HIV education, infected students and staff, and work site safety. Helena, MT: Montana Office of Public Instruction, 24 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides guidelines for teachers, principals, and other educators and school trustees in developing policies and procedures in addressing AIDS and HIV issues among staff, students, parents, and the community in Montana. Section topics include education, rights and accommodations, and worksite safety. Discussion topics include the role of public health and medical communities in assessing the risk of transmission of various communicable diseases to determine how best to protect the health of both students and staff, privacy rights, the role of the school nurse, parental notification, physical or special examinations, rights and accommodations of staff, reporting suspected or confirmed cases of communicable disease, employment issues, and prevention of disease transmission. A brief list of resources is available.

Contact: Montana Office of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501, Telephone: (406) 444-3095 Secondary Telephone: (888) 231-9393 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Communicable diseases, Confidentiality, Disease prevention, Disease transmission, HIV, Health policy, Montana, Occupational safety and health, Policy development, School age children, School health education, School nurses, School personnel, State initiatives

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.