Peer 2 Peer Modules

 

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 Peer 2 Peer Training Modules

 

The Peer 2 Peer program is an educational initiative for teens and young adults. It consists of 8 training sessions that each peer must complete to be certified as a Peer Educator. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to go forth in their respective communities and educate peers on topics discussed through the duration of the program. 

 

 Module 1:  Being a Peer Educator

This module provides a basic overview of the responsibilities and expectations of a peer educator. It discusses pertinent subject matters such as working in groups, being a good team member, and handling conflict. 

 

 Module 2:  Epilepsy and Seizures

This module gives a basic overview of epilepsy/seizure disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. It also discusses seizure first aid, and facts vs. myths in regard to epilepsy. 

 

Module 3:  Treatment Management

This module provides an overview of an array of pertinent topics in regard to self-management such as healthcare, medications, insurance, and management tools. It provides an in-depth look at what it means to manage one’s health in a way that is practical.

 

 Module 4:  Lifelong Health and Wellness

This module serves as a guide towards developing positive and beneficial nutritional and physical habits leading to optimal health and wellness.

 

Module 5:  Mental Wellness

This module focuses on the mental health of someone who is dealing with or a part of someone’s life that has epilepsy and sees the many ups and downs there can be. It is better to be prepared on how to handle the struggle that you may experience as a Peer Educator.

 

Module 6:  Socializing

This module gives a basic overview of different ways to become more involved with other people through different forms of socializing. The module discusses getting involved in sports, attending parties or going out with friends, and even dating. All of these things are a normal part of most people’s worlds, but with epilepsy more thought might go into the process of everyday socializing with our peers.

 

 Module 7: Transition & Self-Sufficiency

This module discusses adjusting to being on your own. It highlights making the transition from high school to college, or from college into the work world, and the importance of caring for yourself to be the best person you can be.

 Module 8: Role Model

This module puts the participants in the shoes of a real Peer Educator. The goal of this module is to familiarize participants with the various real life situations that may present themselves during their time of peer education and outreach. This module will encompass everything that was learned over the course of the program, and is executed through real life stories of the youth affected by epilepsy.

 

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For more information or questions about the program contact Celia Arsuaga at celia@efcst.org or call (210) 653-5353.   

 

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative grant agreement number 1U58DP003832-04. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.  The views and information provided in this training program are solely those of the National Youth Council of the Epilepsy Foundation and should in no way be deemed as substitution for medical advice.