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CDC Epilepsy Program Update

CDC Epilepsy Program Update

CDC Epilepsy Program Update

February, 2014 
The CDC Epilepsy Program is pleased to announce a new resource and training opportunity featured on our Web site.

1. Visit our new Spotlight Section on the home page (www.cdc.gov/epilepsy) that features the:
  • Newly released “My Seizures Know More” tool developed by Vision 2020 partners. 
  • Managing Epilepsy Well network brochure.
  • New Healthy People 2020 Objective on Epilepsy.

2. Get Trained! PEARLS: Community-Based Depression Treatment  
March 13-14, 2014
Seattle, Washington

PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives) for Adults with Epilepsy is designed to treat major depression, minor depression, and dysthymic disorder in adults with epilepsy. Research studies have demonstrated that PEARLS is effective at reducing depression symptoms and improving quality of life for adults with epilepsy. PEARLS is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs. The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends collaborative care models, such as PEARLS, based on strong evidence of effectiveness.

The goals of this 2-day training are to:
  • Learn the key elements of this multicomponent program.
  • Effectively assess for depression.
  • Recognize psychosocial needs and stressors.
  • Recommend steps to improve clients' mental health and quality of life.
  • Gain practical skills.
  • Identify the key elements and personnel required to effectively implement PEARLS in communities.

Visit the CDC Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network for more information.

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