Educational Services

Epilepsy Education Programs in Connecticut

The Epilepsy Foundation of CT offers a variety of education programs to provide accurate information about seizures, appropriate first aid techniques, treatment options, and psychosocial issues. All educational services are free of charge, thanks to sponsors and donors throughout the state.

Please review our calendar for upcoming Seizure First Aid Certification, Community Education events, School Education Trainings and others. If you do not see what you need, please contact us!

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Upcoming Virtual Training Programs

English Seizure First Aid Trainings:

Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 6pm – 7pm | Zoom 

2/22 Register Here

Monday May 20, 2024 | 6pm – 7pm | Zoom 

5/20 Register Here

Monday, August 5, 2024 | 6pm – 7pm | Zoom 

8/5 Register Here

Monday, November 11, 2024 | 6pm – 7pm | Zoom 

11/11 Register Here

Seizure First Aid Certification Trainings in 2024

The Seizure Recognition and First Aid certification training provides information to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence in recognizing seizures and safely administering seizure first aid. The first aid procedures reflect the standard of knowledge and current best practices. This information is presented in a format suited for direct training of the public. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a two-year certification. 

Contact Amy Placeres at amy@epilepsyct.com or 860-346-1924 for more information or to schedule a virtual or in person training. 

*Available in both English and Spanish

 

Certificacion De Primeros Auxilios De Convulsiones:

lunes 15 de abril de 2024 | 6pm – 7pm | través de zoom

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lunes 16 de septiembre de 2024 | 6pm – 7pm | través de zoom

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School Personnel Seizure First Aid Training

The School Personnel training is designed to help promote a positive social and educational environment in schools for students living with epilepsy.  The curriculum will cover the following topics:

* Seizure Recognition 
* Understanding the Impact of Epilepsy on Students
*Responding to Seizures with Timely and Appropriate First Aid

Contact Amy Placeres at amy@epilepsyct.com or 860-346-1924 to schedule an in-person training.

More prescheduled virtual trainings coming in Summer 2024! 

 

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Community Education – English & Spanish

Contact Amy at amy@epilepsyct.com or 860-346-1924 to schedule a training or learn more.

Seniors

Seniors & Seizures Training is designed to provide caregivers and staff of adult day care centers, senior centers, long-term facilities, nursing homes, and other senior-serving organizations with strategies to better recognize and respond to seizures among older adults.

First Responders

Training and resources for First Responders to better understand how to recognize and respond to someone having a seizure. This program can be tailored for EMS or Law Enforcement personnel.

Workplace Training

Work Site In Services provides information about epilepsy, proper first aid, and legal concerns to employers and employees.

Camp Alert

Alert provides camp counselors and other adults of the camp community information so they can provide a fun and safe camp experience for kids with epilepsy.

Individuals & Families

We can provide training for an individual or family interested in learning more about epilepsy, types of seizures, or care and comfort first aid to assist someone with epilepsy or other seizure conditions.

Keeping children safe

School Education – English & Spanish

Contact Amy at amy@epilepsyct.com or 860-346-1924 to schedule a training or learn more.

School Nurses

The School Nurse Training Program provides up to date information for school nurses regarding medications, treatments, and re-education on the facts about epilepsy.

Child Care

Seizure Training for Child Care Personnel is a program designed specifically for child care providers giving them the necessary information to effectively handle seizures in a day care setting.

Take Charge

Take Charge is an epilepsy awareness program for students in grade K-12 designed to dispel myths and reduce the perceived stigma associated with epilepsy.