Guidelines for School Health Services: Family Engagement

Involving families in school health activities can be an important strategy to support students with chronic health conditions because they can encourage schools to provide a healthy environment and health services. These relationships can promote ongoing communication between the school, the family, and health care providers to follow the health care plan for that student.  

Sample Individualized Health Plans templates from Maine Association of School Nurses

Improving Care Coordination for Students with Chronic Conditions Toolkit (NASN)

Maine DOE Family Engagement Resources 

Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents and Guardians

Translator and Interpreter Services

US CDC Family Engagement  

Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health  

Promoting Parent Engagement in School Health: A Facilitator’s Guide for Staff Development 

US CDC Parents for Healthy Schools Framework 

National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement   

Family Engagement and Cultural Responsiveness 

Migrant Education

G.E.A.R Parent Network  

Emily Poland, MPH, RN, NCSN 
School Nurse Consultant
Coordinated School Health Team Leader