Mental Health

NASN Resources

NASN has served as a member of a development workgroup focused on refining an intervention for school nurses to use to reduce student anxiety called CALM – Child Anxiety Learning Modules. This work is being lead by the University of Connecticut Health Center and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and has been funded by the Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences. The resources being developed will support evidence-based practice related to childhood anxiety. (View a list of literature about the project.)

See Something, Say Something: The School Nurse Role in Bullying Prevention -- Bullying prevention flyer and pledge to post in the school nurse office. 

NASN Anti-Bullying Efforts community and discussion list: Join this community and discuss anti-bullying efforts and strategies. (Sign in to join.)

Desrochers, J. & Houck, G. (2013).  Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice.  Silver Spring, MD:  National Association of School Nurses.

National Association of School Nurses (2018). The school nurse’s role in behavioral/mental health of students (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

Ginsburg, G. S., Drake, K. L., Muggeo, M.A., Stewart, C. E., Pkulski, P.J., Zheng, D., & Harel, O. (2019). A pilot RCT of a school nurse delivered intervention to reduce student anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Muggeo, M & Ginsburg, G. S.  (2018). School nurse perceptions of student anxiety. Journal of School Nursing, 35(3), 163-168.

Muggeo, M. A., Stewart, C. E., Drake, K. L., & Ginsburg, G. S. (2017). A School Nurse-Delivered Intervention for Anxious Children: An Open Trial. School Mental Health, 9(2), 157-171.

Drake, K. L., Stewart, C. E., Muggeo, M. A., & Ginsburg, G. S.* (2015). Enhancing the capacity of school nurses to reduce excessive anxiety in children: Development of the CALM intervention. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 28(3), 121-30.

Other Resources

Child Mind Institute: Speak Up for Kids 
Annual public education campaign promoting awareness of children's mental health issues.

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

National Association of School Psychologists: Resources for Families and Educators

National PTA: Emotional Health 

Stop Bullying: Speak Up (Cartoon Network) 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


SAMHSA KnowBullying mobile app 

Tourette Association of America: Stand Up for Tourette Syndrome Video and Teacher's Guide

Page last updated May 2020.