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After reading about Elisa's difficulty in getting help with an epilepsy awareness program, I decided to do a little research. Here's what I found:
The School Alert program of the Epilepsy Foundation of America (EFA)School Alert helps teachers and other staff to recognize seizures, to do the right thing with the right kind of first aid, and to help the other children in the school community be more accepting and understanding of the child with seizures.
The School Alert program is supported by pamphlets, videos, and a new, in-depth first aid training curriculum.
Guide for Teachers and Parents - Epilepsy.comWhat if there isn’t a local EFA affiliate in my area?
The benefits of a coordinated School Alert program, including outreach, organized content, and a cadre of trained and knowledgeable speakers, are apparent. However, even in the absence of a local epilepsy organization to implement an ongoing School Alert program, parents and schools nationwide can access the materials, including an array of videos and manuals, to learn about epilepsy. In the absence of a local epilepsy organization, parents can offer to work with the appropriate school personnel, typically a school nurse or health educator, to gather and review available materials and help plan a presentation.
H.O.P.E. Mentoring ProgramH.O.P.E. Mentors are individuals who are living with epilepsy or family members who have made a commitment to share their personal experiences with epilepsy through this program.
Each mentor must successfully complete a training program to become a certified H.O.P.E. mentor. Through this training, mentors are taught the program curriculum developed by leaders in the field of epilepsy.
If you would like to schedule a H.O.P.E. Mentor presentation, it is as simple as a toll-free telephone call: (877) HOPE 4 YOU or (877) 467-3496