School Resources

School-ready resources for students and parents.

Help school staff and classmates gain a better understanding of your child's psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. 

 
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When your child has psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, you and your family have a lot to deal with. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with it alone. We understand what you’re going through.

When you use our School Action Kit, you’ll be able to help school staff and classmates gain a better understanding of psoriatic disease, its impact on children, and how to support a child with psoriatic disease.

Sample Letters For Parents

Letter to a teacher or nurse

Introduction to psoriasis, which raises the possibility that may cause a child to miss school and require take-home assignments.

Download this letter.

Letter to a teacher, nurse or administrator

Request to make a 30- minute classroom or school staff presentation.

Download this letter.

Letter for children at your psoriasis presentation

Classmates can take this letter about psoriatic disease home to their parents so they will be informed as well.

Download this letter.

Sample Letters For a Health Care Provider

Letter to a teacher, school nurse, principal or 504 plan coordinator

Deeper explanation of psoriasis.

This letter lists any special accommodations. Your doctor can print this letter on his or her letterhead. Download this letter.

Fact Sheets for School Staff

Free resources for school staff to better understand psoriatic disease and the unique issues and impact of the disease.

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Psoriasis Fact Sheet

This resource identifies what psoriasis is and what staff need to know about psoriatic disease.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Fact Sheet

This resource identifies what psoriatic arthritis is and what staff need to know about psoriatic disease.

PowerPoint Presentations

Nothing aids a presentation more than visual aids. Three PowerPoint decks are available:

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

To request a PowerPoint presentation (please include the intended audience), contact ourspot@psoriasis.org.

Send Your Feedback

The NPF community includes many parents of children with psoriatic disease. We’ve built on their experiences to develop our School Action Kit. Your experiences will be helpful, too. Tell us about your presentation experience or any other materials you use or what you feel we need to do to make this kit more useful. Send comments to ourspot@psoriasis.org.

More Help

Free resources and tools to learn more about psoriatic disease and to help school staff and classmates gain a better understanding of your child's psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. 

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Welcome Kit

Get our free Our Spot Welcome Kit with information and tools for people under 18.

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Patient Navigation Center

Contact the Patient Navigation Center for free, personalized guidance and support for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

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Psound Bytes™

Listen to episode 50, “Pediatric Psoriasis Management Guidelines”, from our Psound Bytes™ podcast.

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Free Webinars

Watch our free webinar series on managing psoriatic disease in school. Part 1 Understanding Education Law, and Part 2 Coping with Psoriatic Disease at School.

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Parent Guide

Read our Parent Guide for primary caregivers of children and teens with psoriasis.

Download the free guide
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Bernie's Secret Children's Book

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

Download the book
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Adventures of G. WOW Book

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

Download the book

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