Approximately 67% of U.S. households with children under 18 are maintained by their grandparents. Though strokes can occur at any age, this spike in children living with grandparents has made education for stroke symptoms essential. This initiative was born from a partnership between three organizations: American Stroke Association, Sentara Healthcare and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, with the goal of educating students on the dangers and warning signs of stroke.
You, as the stroke educator, are the only person who will see this portion of the toolkit. The video is divided into two main parts: the first part contains basic information about the nervous system, how to recognize stroke symptoms and what to do if you recognize a stroke. The second part will explain how to utilize the toolkit for the youth stroke education program.