Back to School Resources for Parents

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. 

Immunizations

Does your child have their shots?

Wisconsin Immunization Registry: Information for Parents (PDF)

Access immunization records online.

 

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.

Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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:

Tobacco is Changing

Learn about youth vaping and e-cigarette use.

 
Last Revised: October 11, 2019