School Action Resources

NPF’s School Action Resources help school staff and classmates gain a better understanding about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, their potential impact on children, and how to support a child with psoriatic disease.

Download all resources or just what you need to help make the school year a positive experience.

 

Sample Letters

View or download word documents to edit and save on your home computer. Send as a letter or by email.

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets for School Staff

Identifies what psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are and what staff need to know about psoriatic disease.

Fact sheet with frequently asked questions about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

This fact sheet gives answers to some of the most common questions and will help you feel more comfortable when making a presentation to students or school staff. For additional fact sheets about psoriatic disease, contact our Patient Navigation Center

School Presentation Resources

Sample letters to school staff or other parents

PowerPoint Presentations and scripts

Use a PowerPoint set to visually aid your presentation to classmates. Three versions are available to download:

  • For kids 12 and under
  • For teens
  • For school staff

To request a PowerPoint presentation (be sure to indicate who the audience is and the purpose of the presentation).

Genetic Variations Activity

Use these simple interactive activities to help emphasize how students can be different based on the genetics they inherit.

Other Resources

Article: Psoriasis at school

Federal Education Laws, a comparison chart of Section 504, IDEA and ADA and how they apply to youth with psoriatic disease

Parent Guide for primary caregivers of young people who have psoriasis

Bernie's Secret, an illustrated story for ages 5 to 8 that follows Bernie, a child with psoriasis, on his first day of school

The Adventures of G WOW, an illustrated story for ages 8 to 12 that follows Gina Wow, a young girl who confronts discrimination at the pool. 

 

Send us your feedback!

Help us continue to improve our School Action Kit. Tell us what you found most useful about your presentation experience or what you feel we need to add to make the kit more helpful. We welcome your feedback! Send comments to [email protected].

 

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