Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
four (plus two still in progress)
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- General Public
- High school students (9-12)
- Middle school students (6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The central theme of the project: “Abuses, neglect, violence and brain damages consequences: from research to prevention”, proposed with different methods and contents to different recipients (general public and school students), to intertwine scientific dissemination on neuroscience, prevention, and information on a relevant social issue.
On 15th and 22nd March three dissemination seminars were carried out in a secondary school. Groups of students were also involved in the selection of some neuroscience topics of greatest interest to them to develop. Subsequently, there were some insights into these topics. There was no lack of opportunity to deal with the issue of preventing abuse and violence, both direct physical and through social networks, being the main project theme “Abuses, neglect, violence and brain damages consequences: from research to prevention”. On 5th April there was a check on the impact of the action on the students of the groups previously involved. On 18th March, there was a specific webinar, intended for the general public, on the central theme of the project, citizens and also some operators in the legal field participated in the webinar. As mentioned, the activities continued beyond the BAW date, on 23rd March a forum was taken to network groups and activities for the prevention of gender-based violence. These days (the end of May and early days of June) we are defining the details of an action aimed at a group of middle school students. The intervention will take place in the coming weeks and will bring together notions on neuroscience research, elements of affective and sexual education and a contribution to the prevention of sexual abuse and violence.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Certificate of Participation
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
There was interest and curiosity for a different way of making scientific dissemination and, at the same time, prevention on a relevant social issue that can involve even the youngest.