Health and Wellness (K-12)

Suicide (K-12)

  1. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    1. Suicide Statistics
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    1. Suicide Prevention
    2. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
    3. A Journey Toward Health & Hope
    4. Bullying Prevention and Suicide Prevention for Schools: A Digital Approach (video)
    5. Policies and Protocols Addressing the Needs of Youths Who Have Attempted or are Considering Suicide
  3. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1. Lifeline Logos for Web and Print
    2. Warning Signs Wallet Card (English)
    3. Warning Signs Wallet Card (Spanish)
    4. Risk Assessment Wallet Card
    5. Impact Sheet
  4. Illinois State Board of Education
    1. Illinois Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit: A Reference for Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, and Staff
  5. Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    1. Schools
      1. Middle School
      2. High School
    2. Preventing Suicide: The Role of High School Teachers
    3. Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens
    4. Making the Connection: Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors and Academic Grades
    5. Suicide among Children and Early Adolescents
    6. Risk Factors among Adolescents
    7. 6 Myths about Suicide that Every Parent and Educator Should Know
    8. Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: ACT on FACTS
    9. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
  6. National Association of School Psychologists
    1. Preventing Youth Suicide
  7. Sandy Hook Promise
    1. Know the Signs Programs
  8. JED Foundation
  9. The Trevor Project
    1. Preventing Suicide
    2. Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model Language, Commentary, and Resources
  10. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center)
    1. Responding to a Suicide Cluster: Palo Alto School District
    2. Responding to a Suicide Cluster: Palo Alto School District (Spanish)
    3. Coping with Multiple Suicides Among Middle School Students
  11. Sources of Strength
  12. 13 Reasons Why Toolkit
  13. National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
    1. Guidelines for Schools Responding to a Death by Suicide
    2. Psychological First Aid for Students & Teachers
    3. Sample Letter Templates for Notification
    4. Teacher Training Module: Supporting Grieving Students in Schools
  14. Youth Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention: 2017 Resource Guide
  15. Youth Suicide in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools

Radon and Radiation in Schools (K-12)

  1. IEMA School Screening Program
    1. Radon Measurement Course for School Districts Electing to Perform Radon Measurements
    2. Radon Measurement Online Exam for School Districts Electing to Perform Radon Measurements
  2. Environmental Protection Agency - Radon in Schools
  3. Environmental Protection Agency - Radioactive Material in Science Classrooms
  4. Environmental Protection Agency - RadTown
    1. RadTown Classroom Materials: Radiation Protection
      1. RadTown Radiation Protection: Teacher Information
      2. RadTown Radiation Protection: Vocabulary Activities
      3. RadTown Radiation Protection Activity 1: History of Radiation Protection
      4. RadTown Radiation Protection Activity 2: Time, Distance and Shielding
      5. RadTown Radiation Protection Activity 3: Radiation Warning and Protection Equipment
      6. RadTown Radiation Protection Activity 4: Buildings as Shielding
      7. RadTown Radiation Protection Activity 5: A Career in Radiation Protection
      8. RadTown Radiation Protection Activity 6: Impact of Radiological Emergencies
      9. RadTown Radiation Protection Activity 7: Benefits of Radiation
    2. RadTown Classroom Materials: The Radioactive Atom
      1. RadTown Radioactive Atom: Teacher Information
      2. RadTown Radioactive Atom: Vocabulary Activities
      3. RadTown Radioactive Atom Activity 1: Atomic Discoveries
      4. RadTown Radioactive Atom Activity 2: Atomic Math and Shorthand
      5. RadTown Radioactive Atom Activity 3: Strong Nuclear Forces
      6. RadTown Radioactive Atom Activity 4: Atomic Stability
      7. RadTown Radioactive Atom Activity 5: Half-Life
      8. RadTown Radioactive Atom Activity 6: Radioactive Decay Chain
    3. RadTown Classroom Materials: Radiation Exposure
      1. RadTown Radiation Exposure: Teacher Information
      2. RadTown Radiation Exposure Vocabulary Activities
      3. RadTown Radiation Exposure Activity 1: Types of Radiation
      4. RadTown Radiation Exposure Activity 2: Sources of Annual Radiation Exposure
      5. RadTown Radiation Exposure Activity 3: Penetrating Powers of Ionizing Radiation
      6. RadTown Radiation Exposure Activity 4: Exposure Pathways
      7. RadTown Radiation Exposure Activity 5: Radiation Health Effects
      8. RadTown Radiation Exposure Activity 6: Acute versus Chronic Exposure
      9. RadTown Radiation Exposure Activity 7: Radiation: Fact of Fiction
    4. RadTown Classroom Materials: Radon
      1. RadTown Radon: Teacher Information
      2. RadTown Radon: Vocabulary Activities
      3. RadTown Radon Activity 1: Ground Up
      4. RadTown Radon Activity 2: Radon Vacuum
      5. RadTown Radon Activity 3: Indoor Radon Levels
      6. RadTown Radon Activity 4: The Half-Life of Radon
    5. RadTown Classroom Materials: Uranium
      1. RadTown Uranium: Teacher Information
      2. RadTown Uranium: Vocabulary Activities
      3. RadTown Uranium Activity 1: Uranium, Radium and Radon
      4. RadTown Uranium Activity 2: Radiation and Uranium Myths and Facts
      5. RadTown Uranium Activity 3: Uranium Ore Sources in the U.S.
      6. RadTown Uranium Activity 4: Uranium Mining Methods
      7. RadTown Uranium Activity 5: Radiation Contamination and Exposure
      8. RadTown Uranium Activity 6: Radiation Cleanup and Advocacy Objectives

Mental Health (K-12)

  1. Trauma-Informed Classrooms Technical Assistance Bulletin
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    1. School and Campus Health
    2. Disaster Distress Helpline
    3. Disaster Technical Assistance Center
    4. Tips for Talking with and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide For Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers
    5. Psychosocial Issues for Children and Adolescents in Disasters
    6. Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools
  3. National Association of School Psychologists
    1. National Association of School Psychologists - Resources
    2. Prevention and Wellness Promotion
    3. Supporting Children's Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Educators
    4. Building Resiliency: Helping Children Learn to Weather Tough Times
    5. Trauma-Sensitive Schools
    6. Four Ways to Improve Student Mental-Health Support
    7. About PREPaRE
    8. PREPaRE 3rd Edition Curriculum
  4. National Institutes of Health
    1. Emotional Wellness Toolkit
  5. Illinois School Psychologists Association
  6. National Association of Elementary School Principals
    1. School Safety Resources
      1. Coping With Loss
      2. A Death in the Family
  7. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  8. National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
    1. Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff
    2. Guidelines for Schools Responding to a Death by Suicide
    3. Psychological First Aid for Students & Teachers
    4. Sample Letter Templates for Notification
    5. Teacher Training Module: Supporting Grieving Students in Schools
    6. School Crisis Response Initiative
  9. JED Foundation
    1. Set To Go
    2. Love is Louder
  10. National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    1. Psychological First Aid Wallet Card
    2. Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operation Guide
    3. It's Okay to Remember: General Information Video on Child Traumatic Grief
    4. Understanding Child Traumatic Stress: A Guide for Parents
    5. Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children after Disasters
    6. Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children After Disasters
    7. Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents after Disasters
  11. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center)
    1. A Coordinated Response To Multiple Deaths in a School Community Helps the Healing Begin
    2. Coping with the Death of a Student or Staff Member
    3. Paying Tribute to Deceased School Community Members
    4. 10 Tips for Teaching the Psychological First Aid Model
    5. Understanding Educator Resilience and Developing a Self-Care Plan (webinar)
    6. Managing Memorials and Anniversaries as a Part of Overall School and Higher Ed Safety Planning (webinar)
  12. Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
    1. Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-wide Positive Behavior Support
    2. Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
  13. Coping After Terrorism for Survivors
  14. Coping After Terrorism for Injured Survivors
  15. The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
  16. The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success
  17. MentalHealth.gov - Educators
  18. Helping Students Cope with Media Coverage of Disasters: A Fact Sheet for Teachers and Schools Staff
  19. The Rebels Project: Mass Shooting and Trauma Support

Health (K-12)

  1. Alphabetical Listing of Local Health Departments
  2. Map Listing of Local Health Departments
  3. Illinois State Board of Education
    1. Climate & Culture: School Health Issues
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Healthy Schools
    1. School Nutrition
      1. Childhood Nutrition Facts
    2. Obesity
    3. Physical Education and Physical Activity
      1. The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance
      2. Making the Connection: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors and Academic Grades (Fact Sheet)
      3. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors (Table)
    4. Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)
      1. WSCC Overview
      2. Components of WSCC
    5. Virtual Healthy School
    6. School Health Index - Elementary
    7. School Health Index - Middle/High School
    8. Youth and Tobacco Use
      1. Tobacco Use By Youth is Rising
      2. Making the Connection: Tobacco Product Use Behaviors and Academic Grades (Fact Sheet)
      3. Tobacco Use Behaviors (Table)
    9. Making the Connection: Alcohol and Academic Grades (Fact Sheet)
    10. Alcohol Use Behaviors (Table)
    11. Health and Academics
      1. Health-Related Behaviors and Academic Achievement Among High School Students
      2. Health and Academic Achievement
      3. Improving Academic Achievement through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    12. E-Learning Series: Training Tools for Healthy Schools
    13. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program: A Guide for Schools (Training)
    14. School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (Training)
    15. Food Allergies in Schools Toolkit
      1. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: Select Resources
      2. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of School Administrators
      3. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of School District Superintendents
      4. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of School Nutrition Professionals
      5. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of Teachers and Paraeducators
      6. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of School Mental Health Professionals
      7. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of Transportation Staff
      8. Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of School Nurses - Podcast
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
    1. Sexual Risk Behaviors Can Lead to HIV, STD, & Teen Pregnancy Prevention
    2. Protective Factors - School Connectedness
      1. Fostering School Connectedness: Information for School Districts and School Administrators
      2. Fostering School Connectedness: Information for Teachers and Other School Staff
      3. Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School: Information for Parents and Families
      4. School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth
      5. Fostering School Connectedness: Staff Development Program
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Safe Youth, Safe Schools
    1. Child Passenger Safety
    2. Teen Driver Safety
    3. Playground Injuries
    4. Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
    1. Overview
    2. Results
  8. United States Environmental Protection Agency
    1. Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools
    2. Mold and Indoor Air Quality in School
    3. Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings Guide
  9. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center)
    1. Preparing for Opioid-Related Emergencies for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education
    2. Infectious Disease Tabletop Exercise
  10. Other health-related resources
    1. Managing an Infectious Disease Outbreak in a School
    2. Back-to-School Food Safety Tips Infographic
    3. Stress in America 2013 Highlights: Are Teens Adopting Adults' Stress Habits
    4. Talk. They Hear You.
      1. Partner Resources
      2. Materials for Schools

Climate (K-12)

  1. Illinois State Board of Education
    1. Climate & Culture: Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
  2. National School Climate Center
    1. Measuring School Climate
  3. National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
    1. School Climate Measurement
    2. ED School Climate Surveys
    3. School Climate Survey Compendium
    4. Quick Guide on Making School Climate Improvements
    5. Reference Manual on Making School Climate Improvements
    6. School Climate Improvement Action Guides
    7. School Climate Data Interpretation Resources
    8. School Climate Improvement Online Modules
    9. Survey Webinar Series
    10. Creating a Safe and Respectfully Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms (training)
  4. U.S. Department of Education – Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources
  5. U.S. Department of Education - Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources
  6. Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports – OSEP Technical Assistance Center
    1. Schoolwide
    2. PBIS: A Brief Introduction and FAQ
    3. Classroom PBIS
    4. High School PBIS
  7. WestEd
    1. How Campus Climate Can Help Schools Beat the Odds
    2. A Climate for Academic Success: How School Climate Distinguishes Schools That Are Beating the Achievement Odds
    3. School Climate: Why It Matters, How It's Measured, and What We Can Do About It
  8. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center)
    1. Student Perceptions of Safety and Their Impact on Creating a Safe School Environment
    2. Integrating Bullying Prevention Efforts into Emergency Management Planning
    3. School Culture and Climate Assessments
    4. Responding to Student Demonstrations and Protests in Schools and School Districts
    5. Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources
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