Education is a top priority for the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana. Epilepsy is a commonly misunderstood condition due to the stigma attached to it for so many years. The Foundation has many educational programs available for the Kentuckiana area that are tailored to the needs of different people.
Trainings Provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana
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.
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. Length of Program: 3.5 hours Note: CNE credits can be given for this program at no cost. Program must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.
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)
Veterans Outreach Program Provides veterans and their family members with information about traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic epilepsy. Program encourages veterans to enroll in VA benefits should a seizure occur from combat related injuries.
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)
Epilepsy 101 for Children This training is for students age K - 3. It provides students with an age appropriate discussion about seizures and epilepsy. Book reading available for a group of 30 or less. Service animals can also be discussed. Length of Program: 45 - 60 minutes (depending on questions)
To schedule a training for your group, please contact: Beth Stivers, M.S., Director of Education Phone: 502.907.1533 dir. or 502.637.4440/866.275.1078, ext. 14 email: email@example.com