Training & Events

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Upcoming Events

Nov
2
Sun
Paige’s Green Dream 5k Walk @ Moorestown High School
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join EFNJ in support of the 2nd Annual Paige’s Green Dream Walk to Conquer Epilepsy to be held on Sunday, November 2nd at Moorestown High School. The walk is held in memory of Paige Holland, who was just 17 when she passed away from Sudden Unexpected Death due to Epilepsy, SUDEP.

100% of the proceeds from the Walk will go directly to the Epilepsy Foundation for research, student scholarships, family services and Camp Frog and Camp Nova scholarships for disadvantaged children with seizure conditions who can not otherwise afford to attend summer camp with trained medical professionals and staff.

For walk details or to register, visit www.paigesgreendream.org or donate here.

 

Aug
2
Sun
Camp NOVA @ Linwood MacDonald YMCA
Aug 2 – Aug 8 all-day

Camp NOVA is a wonderful opportunity for children and young adults living with epilepsy and other developmental disabilities to enjoy summer camp. Camp NOVA, which provides an exciting and independent camping experience in an environment filled with fun experiences and memories that last a lifetime, is a one-week overnight camp for young people ages 12-28. Camp activities include acting, arts and crafts, boating, fishing, karate, swimming and yoga.

Find more information here.


Available Trainings

To schedule any one of the trainings below, please contact Jenna at (800) 336-5843 or jandolora@efnj.com. All trainings are free!

School Nurse Training: Managing Students with Seizures

This 3 hour long training is designed to provide resources and supplementary materials that will assist the school nurse with better managing and supporting students with seizures and epilepsy. The training will also prepare the school nurse to educate their school personnel about epilepsy.

This training is now available online for your convenience!

Please note: You must create a user profile and login to view the training modules.

Seniors & Seizures

Seniors & Seizures is a 1 hour long training designed for Adult Day Center staff to recognize seizure activity and provide appropriate seizure first aid. The training is intended to identify the differences between seniors with other diagnosis’ (Alzheimer’s & Dementia) and epilepsy.

School Personnel

Designed specifically for school personnel, this 1 hour long training program teaches seizure recognition and first aid. The training provides essential information for anyone working with students with epilepsy in a social and academic atmosphere.

Thinking About Epilepsy

Thinking About Epilepsy educates fifth graders on recognizing different types of seizures and teaching appropriate seizure first aid. A goal of the program is to reduce stigma attached to epilepsy. This training is done on a class by class basis, rather than in an assembly fashion.

Heads Up For Safety

Aimed towards younger students, this helmet safety program teaches the importance of utilizing a bicycle helmet to reduce the risk of brain injury. This is a 30 minute program for grade levels K-3. Click here for more information.

Take Charge

This program is an epilepsy awareness program targeting teenagers in middle and high school. It is designed to take place in one class period. This is an effort to educate teens, dispel myths and reduce the perceived stigma associated with epilepsy.

First Responders: EMS Personnel Training

This training, about 60 minutes in length, describes a variety of seizures associated with epilepsy, seizures with other potential causes, appropriate EMS response on scene, and issues to be considered when determining whether or not further medical care is warranted.

Law Enforcement: Epilepsy and Seizure Response for Law Enforcement

This presentation, about 45 minutes in length, aims to train law enforcement on seizure recognition, correct response to seizures, and awareness of the unique needs of people with epilepsy who might be taken into police custody.