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Special Concerns

 ​​Societal issues are not left at the schoolhouse door. Schools need to be prepared to deal with a myriad of concerns for their students and staff. 

Dating Violence Resources
Because of their multi-faceted role in both health promotion and management of chronic medical conditions, school nurses are particularly well-positioned to implement prevention of and interventions for adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) and its sequelae. School nurses can help prevent adolescent relationship abuse by discussing the importance of healthy relationships with all students, identifying relationship abuse, and intervening with a safe, student-centered approach including making “warm referrals” to local domestic violence and family planning/adolescent health partners. As health
professionals on the front lines seeing youth at risk for ARA every day in junior and senior high schools, school nurses have a unique responsibility and opportunity to intervene.
VetoViolence (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Dating Matters(R) Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool
    Dating Matters(R) Training
LGBTQ Students
LGBTQ Students: The Role of the School Nurse (2016) - National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Position Statement
Updated: June 17, 2016