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Project CARE: Teens with Epilepsy - [Video]
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD

  • Child Clinical Psychologist
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Faculty, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • Cleveland, Ohio

To participate, ask questions or view this video chat go to: http://www.spreecast.com/events/project-care-teens-with-epilepsy

It is hard enough just being a teen, yet youth with epilepsy face special challenges. Challenges for every teen include be driving, socializing, drug and alcohol. How does a teen with epilepsy deal with these life events? When and how do you tell your friends you have epilepsy? What will you tell them? How are you going to face living independently someday? And if you are a parent of a teenager with epilepsy, what can you do to help deal with these challenges?

Join Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell in a live Spreecast to discover strategies for facing challenges for teens with epilepsy.

About the Speaker
Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell, a child clinical psychologist, is Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Education and Research, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, working on researching and disseminating evidence based practices for children, youth and families. She is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a member of the Adjunct Faculty, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell received her bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology from Wellesley College, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

For the past two years, she has worked on the HRSA grant to Dr. Tatiana Falcone, M.D., and on various projects related to epilepsy, mental health, and depression.

About Project CARE (Coordination Access Resources Education 4 Epilepsy)

Project CARE is a collaborative series of educational video webinars designed to improve care coordination, provide education, and increase social support and engagement for children with epilepsy and their families. It is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (Grant #H98MC26260) and coordinated between Cleveland Clinic and Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Project CARE educational series will cover a number of topics about medical and mental health issues important to youth with epilepsy and their families. The webinars will be presented by epilepsy specialists followed by interactive communication with registrants.

We hope that you will be able to join any or all of the upcoming Project CARE topics.

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