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Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D. PA LLC

Organized by:
Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D. PA LLC

Participating Organizations:
Stevie Westmoreland Parenting Support Group at Kennebunk Free Library

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

25

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Provided talk on memory coordinated with nutritional coach and neuropsychometrician Provided brain development information to parenting support group

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

word of mouth

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

word of mouth best in this case- have already made plans to coordinate with local hospital for next year and do broader outreach

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
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • BAW Bookmark
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Participation Certificate

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Raised awareness and understanding of how memory functions and how to maintain memory; helped parents to understand brain based developmental norms. Made contacts in the community to provide further educational programs. Planning to continue with memory talk in other venues.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Need to start planning earlier in order to get out publicity.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

no quotes but was encouraged to continue to provide talks

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.

Contact Phone:

207-294-7471

Contact Email:

laura@slapsheltonneuro.org

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