Brain Awareness Week

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Dr.ssa Federica Cavallo – Assessment and Cognitive Rehabilitation

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Dr.ssa Federica Cavallo - Assessment and Cognitive Rehabilitation

Participating Organizations:

Help Cultural Association; Bianco Melacrino Morelli Hospital of Reggio Calabria; Cassiodoro-Don Bosco Comprehensive School; Tommaso Gullì High School; Artinsieme Association

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: info desk

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

800

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The porpouse of our BAW’s events was to ge t involve more people as possible from young to adult and old people in differents place. For this reasons we organized events with different main topic: ‘NeuroEducation’; ‘BrainyKids’; ‘My Brain in Action’; ‘Get Connected’. The main topics of the events were the relation between brain and fitness,the importance of learning new languages, we explain the nervous system and the prevention of brain injiuries, with more of 600 partecipants. We had explored the cognitive benefits of exercises in healthy and pathological state and we underlined the importance of prevention campaign for brain injiuries. Indeed, we went to different local schools to talk about neuroscience with children, adolescents and disabled children. We were host of the local department of Neurosurgey where we set up an info desk where we illustrated the role of neuropsychologist in the treatment of neurologic patients and their family. This first edition of BAW-Calabria 2017 achieved a resounding success!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The websites were the most successful method for the easier availability of informations. The flyers were also useful to reach individuals who are not in confident with the use of personal computer.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • BAW Bookmark
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

I pointed out the importance of the role of Psychologist in the present community. Primarily, one young female psychologist have organized for the first time in Reggio Calabria a series of events for an international contest in the field of Neuroscience by involving local institutions with the support of medical local representatives.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes, I shared a lot of informations

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

www.settimanadelcervello.it

Contact Name:

Federica Cavallo

Contact Phone:

3464971532

Contact Email:

federica.cavallo@gmail.com

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