Family Advisory Network (FAN) Mail!

New and Improved FAN Website

Be sure to check out the new and improved, designated Family Advisory Network page on the website! Here you will find a brief overview of FAN along with a video capturing the compelling stories of the FAN representatives. There is also an addition of a resource page highlighting resources that could be of benefit for FAN representatives, including topics like policy, forms, social media assistance, and more. The site also includes a members list with emails for contacting other FAN representatives.

If you are a FAN member and have not filled out the questionnaire for the members only page, please fill it out here. If you have any suggestions or feedback for the FAN page, please contact Margaret Codispoti at

COVID-19 Resource Page for Families and Caregivers

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On the Emergency Medical Services for Children Improvement Center website, we have compiled the most relevant COVID-19 resources for families and caregivers. This page includes resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and others on what parents should do to prepare.

  1. What to expect at the emergency department due to changes in procedure due to COVID-19
  2. A free, downloadable book by Molly Watts on how to talk to kids about COVID called “Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus”
  3. An infographic on COVID-19 and Youth and Children with Special Healthcare Needs
  4. A new and improved “Washing your hands with Baby Shark” video
  5. Mental health and anxiety management for kids during COVID-19

Check out these highlighted resources and so much more by clicking here.

Kids Considered Podcast: Seizures and Epilepsy in Children

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Kids Considered is a podcast produced through the UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, California. Kids Considered presents child health topics in simple, easy to understand language for parents and caregivers. The aim of the podcast is to help parents understand the recommendations of their pediatrician.

In this episode from April 27, 2020, Dr. Lena van der List and Dr. Dean Blumberg discuss epilepsy, febrile seizures and seizure mimics in kids and explain the causes, evaluation and treatment of these common brain disorders.

Click here to listen and consider subscribing for more content!

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