The Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana offers multiple training programs for schools, First Responders, children, and more.
Seizure Training for Educators - Online Program This training program will fulfill the training requirement of HB 147 and will ensure that educators in Kentucky are properly trained to recognize and respond to multiple seizure types, as well as emotionally support a student with epilepsy while at school. Questions? Contact: Beth Stivers, MS - 502-907-1533 / 866-275-1078 x14 / firstname.lastname@example.org Length of Program: 1 hour Click here to Access Seizure Training for Educators NOTE: Please note that if you close the browser, you will not be able to resume the training program from where you left off and must begin again to receive credit for participation. If you must pause the training program, please be sure to leave the browser open until you can resume at a later time.
Seizure Training for School Personnel Provides teachers and other school personnel with information they need to recognize types of seizures, the impact seizures can have on students developmentally and educationally, and how to respond with safe and appropriate first aid. Length of Program: 45 – 60 minutes (depending on questions)
Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses Provides school nurses with information they will need to recognize seizures and their impact on students, and to respond to seizures with the appropriate first aid. Nurses will learn strategies for working with teachers and parents to ensure that the student’s needs are met in relation to their epilepsy. This program offers 3.2 CNE credits free of charge if booked at least 60 days in advance. Length of Program: 3.5 hours
Epilepsy 101 Provides participants with information regarding seizure recognition and first aid, the impact seizures can have on an individual, and treatment options. This training can be tailored to suit any group. Length of Program: 45 – 60 minutes (depending on questions)
Epilepsy & Seizure Response for First Responders: Law Enforcement Personnel Training Provides law enforcement personnel with information they need to increase an officer’s awareness and understanding of the nature, causes, and effects of seizure disorders. Length of Program: 45 – 60 minutes (depending on questions)
Epilepsy & Seizure Response for First Responders: Emergency Medical Services Personnel Training Provides EMS personnel with information and seizure response training that is crucial to an effective EMS response to seizures. Length of Program: 45 – 60 minutes (depending on questions)
Take Charge of the Facts: Seizures & You This training is appropriate for students in Grades 4 - 12. It provides students with a basic knowledge of the different seizure types, first aid responses for each seizure type, and a discussion to help reduce stigma and misperceptions about seizures and epilepsy. This training can be a part of a science unit regarding communicable vs. non-communicable diseases. Length of Program: 45 – 60 minutes (depending on questions)
Take Charge of the Storm, Jr. This training is for students age K – 5. It provides students with an age appropriate discussion about seizures and epilepsy. It encourages the reduction of epilepsy related stigma. Length of Program: 45 minutes
To schedule a training for your group, please contact:
Beth Stivers, MS, Director of Education Phone: 502.907.1533 / 866.275.1078, ext. 14 E-mail: email@example.com
David Pettit, MEd, Western KY Education Coordinator Phone: 270.316.3945 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org