Outreach in Action
Awareness. Understanding. Support.
NEPANS is proud to continue its campaign, PANS PANDAS Outreach In Action . . . Awareness, Understanding and Support.
NEPANS participates in outreach events by giving or sponsoring presentations, hosting information tables and/or providing information hand outs.
We are honored to have been asked to come speak to so many audiences. We have spoken to almost 300 School Nurses and look forward to hosting more events. Not all events are open to the public. We also can provide information sheets to some events that we can't attend!
We are currently scheduling events for 2017-2018. If you are interested in having NEPANS coming to speak with your group, hosting a table or simply providing information, please Contact NEPANS today!
Does your school have a resource fair? Do your teachers want to learn more about PANS/PANDAS? Does your Special Education PTO want to learn more about PANS/PANDAS? Will your school post Awareness Posters in the lobby and halls during PANDAS Awareness Day? If yes, we can help you!
NEPANS supports efforts of other organizations & individuals in their efforts to spread PANS/PANDAS Education and Awareness.
Previous NEPANS Outreach Events
NIMH Outreach Partnership Annual Meeting 2017
P.A.N.D.A.S. Network invited NE PANS/PANDAS Parents Association and PandasPans Advocacy and Support to join them at the annual National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partner Meeting. PANDAS Network is one of the 130 partners. The program strives to improve the public’s access to science-based mental health information through partnerships with national and state organizations.We had a great poster session! Lots of partner organizations came to ask questions and learn more about PANS/PANDAS. We talked about the criteria, diagnosis, treatment protocols and all the emerging science. They left with brains full of information and hands full of information packets to take home. It is a good thing there were three of us there to talk to everyone!
Dr. Josh Gordon, new director of NIMH, opened the session with an overview of NIMH’s goals. Studies on suicide prevention, specifically efficacy and various tools used in screening, were the focus of the first day’s sessions. The second day focused on studies on Bipolar, PTSD, and precision health. PANDAS Network will post some or all of the slides on their website.
You can read the NIMH’s latest Outreach Partner newsletter, which includes a link to their updated PANDAS fact sheet. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/…/bulletins/1984f94
North River Collaborative Behavioral Health Initiative
NEPANS continues its PANS PANDAS Outreach in Action...Awareness, Understanding & Support Campaign. Join us at the North River Collaborative Behavioral Health Initiative Health Fair. We will have an information table set up; come introduce yourself and find more about PANS and what we do at NEPANS!
Williams Intermediate School
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Lyme Connection Conference & Resource Fair
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Western CT State University, Danbury, CT
Featured speakers include Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Dr. Elena Frid and Dr. Eva Sapi, experts in tick-borne disease treatment and research. The conference will include a health fair with exhibitors offering related services and products. Over 350 patients from 12 states and Canada attended the 2016 conference
Cohasset, MA - Health & Recreation Fair
NAMI - NH Annual Conference
Wonder Fair - Furnace Brook Middle School, MA
The Wonder Fair, inspired by the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, was organized by the SEPAC of Furnace Brook Middle School in MA. At the fair, 6th graders were invited to experience and learn about what it is like to live with a wide range of disabilities and how kids overcome challenges so they can participate equally within our community. The fair reminds us that we are more alike than we are more alike than different despite any challenges or disability.
Jen Vitelli, a NEPANS Founding Member, talked to the 6th graders about what PANS/PANDAS is and what it is like to live with it. Now 326 students are aware of PANS/PANDAS! She also was able to speak with the teachers and give them a more in depth understanding.
NEPANS supplied school specific posters and new handouts specifically with schools, tweens and teens in mind!
Click on the above PANS PANDAS Fliers for pdf versions.
Image credits: www.freepik.com
CTFSN One Voice Conference
NEPANS hosted a table to provide information to attendees of the annual Connecticut Family Support Network One Voice Conference.
Friday, October 7
Registration is free. Hope to see you there!
Northeast District Department of Health - School Nurse Meeting
Bay State Community Services
April 6, 2016
NEPANS Board Member, Lisa Grisolia, gave a presentation on PANS/PANDAS followed by a Q&A Session. Bay State provides several services of benefit to the community including, social, mental health, addiction and correctional services to the South Shore and MetroWest communities.
The Southwest Region Professional Development Day for School Nurses
- Dr. Nancy O’Hara, M.D., MPH - PANDAS/PANS – Transforming a Devastating Chronic Illness into a Treatable Disorder
- Joanne Sloan, RN - CT PANDAS Advisory Council Update and results of the Council's study on PANDAS Awareness on CT
SECT School Nurse Coordinators’ Group
Rhode Island School Nurse Conference
Wrightslaw Special Education IEP Conference