Eczema: Tools for School
The National Eczema Association’s Eczema: Tools for School is a kit designed to help parents and educators give children with eczema the best possible school experience.
Today, more than one million school-age children in the United States are suffering from severe eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis). Eczema is a chronic disease that causes itchy, inflamed skin. Although eczema is not contagious, symptoms like scaling, rashes and open sores can cause social and emotional issues that make life even more difficult for young children already dealing with a challenging disease.
Eczema: Tools for School helps parents, educators & students learn more about eczema.
Eczema: Tools for School is comprised of a folder containing two booklets:
- A Parent’s Guide: A manual about eczema that includes eczema facts, ideas for how you can help your child, tips for talking with school personnel, suggestions for an eczema school care kit for your child, recommended books and movies, and tips for parents from parents.
- An Educator’s Guide: manual for educators that includes basic eczema facts, strategies for managing eczema in the classroom, a work page for talking with parents about eczema, and fact pages for discussing eczema with students in the classroom.
Both guides offer ideas for taking positive action to improve the lives of those with eczema.
By working together, we can raise awareness, increase understanding, and give children with eczema a happy, healthy school experience.
Download the Parents Guide (1.4 Megabytes)
Download the Educators Guide (1.7 Megabytes)
OR, request a hard copy of Eczema: Tools for School:
Send an email to email@example.com with “Tools for School” in the subject line, include your name and mailing address.