Education of family members, teachers, and caregivers to recognize seizures and to intervene appropriately when needed is also necessary. CYE should have:
A seizure safety plan or a seizure action plan at school, which should be updated annually.
Mental health/school social services through the school for CYE and their siblings.
School social services that can address and help manage comorbidities such as ADHD, depression and anxiety.
Pharmacologists familiar with medication interactions and drug side effects.
Family-centered care assures the health and well-being of children and their families through a respectful family-professional partnership which honors the strengths, cultures, traditions, and expertise that everyone - but particularly the family - brings to the relationship. To be most effective, the provision of healthcare for CYE must engage all stakeholders in concert. The patient and family have a role in understanding the importance of a child’s diagnosis of epilepsy.