Education and Information
Seizures leave no calling card - no memory, other than the vague feeling that something unusual has occurred. Educate yourself and explore current information at Epilepsy Services to help you understand what happens when a seizure strikes. Seizure types, recognition, first aid, and follow-up measures are covered. Literature and DVDs are available.
In-services are presented by agency personnel upon request. The agency also provides materials for school nurses and social service administrators who wish to do their own instruction.
Outreach to neurologists serves many purposes for Epilepsy Services. It keeps neurologists aware of our services, thereby encouraging referrals of patients to the Counseling and Psychotherapy Program. Good relations and open communication with neurologists is important to our counselors in their work with clients.
These educational components, combined with counseling, provide an ever-strengthening spectrum of services to those impacted by epilepsy. Through these activities, Epilepsy Services addresses the shared and public meanings of epilepsy. Our clients tell us that our very existence satisfies a need to connect with people who offer a supportive environment in the community.