Be the Change

In honor of Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month 2017, we want to ensure that the awareness and education grows for pediatric stroke. Whether you are a healthcare provider, an impacted family or someone just learning of the possibility of stroke among children, we encourage you to increase your knowledge of pediatric stroke and be the change you wish to see.

Among the resources listed below, you will find medically vetted information designed to be downloaded and shared on social media, via email or printed. By taking a moment to learn and share the information, you will be making an impact that can lead to change for the pediatric stroke population.

It is important to us that this campaign ignites awareness and education across the globe. You can help in this by sharing any of the resources below and when doing so, please include the link to the website: www.united4pediatricstroke.org to help expand the reach of this campaign. You may also want to include #BeAVoice or #MakeMayMatter.

Thank you for your support in growing global awareness for pediatric stroke!

RESOURCES

An Overview of Pediatric Stroke: Prenatal Through Teenager An Educational Guide for Healthcare Providers (Families and Patients may also find this guide helpful.)
Funded through the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative.

Pediatric Stroke Patient and Family Guide
Funded through the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative

Pediatric Stroke Brochure
Funded through the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative

Carolina Acute Stroke Training (CAST), Pediatric Stroke Module 9
Learners for CAST include registered nurses, first responders, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and a wide variety of persons with different backgrounds, education and experience. CAST was developed by the University of North Carolina Stroke Team. The Pediatric Stroke Module was funded through the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative.

Strokes Can Happen At Any Age infographic
Created by the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke and the
American Heart
/American Stroke Association in 2014.
English version
Spanish version
Portuguese version

A Stroke Can Happen At Any Age video series
Created by the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke and the American Heart/American Stroke Association
Dr. Rebecca Ichord: Raising Awareness for Pediatric Stroke 1:15 length
A Stroke Can Happen at Any Age: Rhys’ Story 3:57 length
A Stroke Can Happen at Any Age: Alex’s Story 4:36 length

Get the Facts: F.A.S.T Card for Pediatric Stroke
Created by Pediatric Stroke Warriors

We Are Pediatric Stroke Warriors — Awareness Video
Created by Pediatric Stroke Warriors

The Warrior Bag
Created by Pediatric Stroke Warriors
A toolkit filled with useful information to assist newly diagnosed families and their child. The goal of the bag is to educate you about what to expect and where to seek support. You can request a Warrior Bag by filling out the online form on the bottom of the Warrior Bags page.

The Brave Box
Created by Pediatric Stroke Warriors
This is a care package idea- much like a busy box- was born to bring a smile and hope to an impacted child in the hospital or about to conquer a big procedure or test such after stroke. You can request a Brave Box by filling out the online form on the bottom of the Warrior Bags page.

KISS Pediatric Stroke Support Group
Online Facebook discussion group for support after a pediatric stroke diagnosis. All ages of pediatric stroke welcome!

TED Video: In Our Baby’s Illness, a Life Lesson
Roberto D’Angelo and Francesca Fedeli thought their baby boy Mario was healthy — until at 10 days old, they discovered he’d had a perinatal stroke. This powerful video is in English with subtitles in 38 languages.

Paralisi Cerebrale Infantile, a Cerebral Palsy information booklet for parents, written in Italian
Co-authored by Fight the Stroke and Italian doctors specializing in cerebral palsy

International resources on Mirrorable rehabilitation platform
Mirrorable (patent pending) is an interactive platform that allows a new model of rehabilitation therapy at home, specially designed to meet the needs of children who have suffered brain damage at a very early stage of their lives, with motor level impacts.

Let’s Talk About Children and Stroke
Created by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

FACTS Knowing No Bounds: Stroke in Infants, Children, and Youth
Created by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

ARTICLES

Why Pediatric Stroke Demands More Attention from Mediaplanet

One Young Girl’s Story Highlights the Importance of Understanding Pediatric Stroke from Mediaplanet

Sick Before Their Time from Neurology Now magazine

Publications
For a comprehensive list of more publications on pediatric stroke please visit the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke’s Publications page

Fast Facts and More Information
For a comprehensive list of quick facts, list of types of medical specialists, medical websites and more, please visit the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke’s Get the Facts about Pediatric Stroke page.