Back to school is an important time for parents to prioritize their children’s health and well-being. To aid in this effort, we have created a page to help parents navigate the various resources available from DHS, DPI, DCF, and other family-serving organizations.
Self-Care for Parents
The school year can be a stressful time for any family. Managing everyone’s work and school schedule can leave you with little time to take care of yourself. Here are resources to help you prioritize your own health and well-being this year:
Physical Health and Health Care Resources
Prioritizing a child’s physical health and access to quality health care can help them succeed in the classroom. Below is information to support your child’s health needs, including resources to ensure they have the required immunizations for school.
Does your child have their shots?
Access immunization records online.
- K-5th Grades: School Immunization Requirements (PDF)
- 6th-12th Grades: School Immunization Requirements (PDF)
- Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)
- Find a Health Care Facility or Care Provider
- Learn about Wisconsin’s Medicaid Program (BadgerCare Plus)
- Apply for Medicaid (BadgerCare Plus) Benefits
- Supporting LGBT Youth's Health
- Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- Services for Children with Delays or Disabilities
Nutrition and Staying Active
- Influenza (Flu)
- Head Lice
- Childhood Lead Poisoning
- Resources for School Administrators
Mental Health Resources
If your child is struggling with a mental health or behavioral health challenge, you’re not alone. Many families find the school year to be a challenging time for their child’s well-being. Here are resources to help you better understand these challenges and how you can help.
Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Other Mental Health Conditions
Healthy Social Behavior
The school year is a great opportunity for your child to develop and enhance their social skills. It’s important for parents to have the tools they need to encourage healthy relationship development and reduce the likelihood of risky behavior. Below are key resources:
Learn about youth vaping and e-cigarette use.