Lice Lessons

Lice Lessons is an educational initiative focused on dispelling common head lice misperceptions, providing information about the value of engaging healthcare professionals and building awareness of new treatment options.  The portfolio of tools and resources below are designed to help school nurses, often on the frontlines in the battle against head lice, reduce fear and stigma and help parents navigate treatment choices.

Head Lice 101 Presentation: An Overview for Parents, Teachers and Communities

A presentation to help educate parents, teachers and your community during the next school, PTA or PTO meeting. [English]

Don’t Let Head Lice Keep You Up At Night!

A printable poster with guidance for parents. [English]

Frequently Asked Questions About Head Lice

A 2-page resource with references. [English] [Spanish]

Head Lice 101 (for School Nurses): An Overview for School Nurses

An up-to-date fact sheet reflecting the most current research on preventing, controlling and treating head lice. [English] [Spanish]

Head Lice 101 (for Parents): What Every Parent Should Know About Head Lice

A quick, easy-to-read fact sheet to help dispel myths and prepare parents before they experience an infestation. [English] [Spanish]

Facing Head Lice: A Guide For Families

A simple step-by-step guide for parents and caregivers, including information about treating and removing head lice from the home. 
[English 6-page single column]
[English 2-page three column brochure]

[Spanish 6-page single column]
[Spanish 2-page three column brochure]

Letters for Home

Head Lice Education [English] [Spanish]

Possible Head Lice [English] [Spanish]

If there are other tools or resources that would be helpful in your school, send an email to and share your ideas!

Lice Lessons educational initiative is made possible through a collaboration with Arbor Pharmaceuticals.

Page last updated October 2017.

Tools for School Nurses - Lice Lessons