Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Radio Show
- Other: Educational Handouts Printed and in Facebook
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
50 university students
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Lectures to University Students (Physical Therapy students taking the course of Health Psychology I dictate): 1. Functions and Dysfunctions of the Brain. To explain how the brain regions work in normal and pathological conditions. 2. Neurobiology of Suicide. To offer a deeper view of suicide ad a neuro-psychological issue. These were dictated at EDP University (edpuniversity.edu) where I teach. The goals were to help physical therapy students understand the psycho-physiological nature of human beings and the importance of knowing the brain as a mayor organ related to human life, functions and dysfunctions. Students reacted positively and were able to make a link to real life experiences. Radio Show: Que Rico es Vivir 940 AM (http://prnet.pr/maxima) in Puerto Rico hosted by Professors Reina Delucca and Ericka Torres. The program’s title was How to Take care of Our Brain. It was intended for general public. In it I spoke about the brain and different ways to care for it like exercising, socializing, learning new things, meditating, etc. Finally I prepared a handout that was both in print and posted on my clinic’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neuro-Psyche-Inc/159235450786812?ref=bookmarks). I believe the goal of reaching people and educating them about the brain was met. All the conferences, radio show and handouts were in Spanish which broadens the diversity and extends the educational goals of celebrating this week.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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:
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
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?
To be my first time ever participating I feel BAW serves as a strong global foundation where educators and clinicians like me can reach other people and help them understand the importance of caring for the brain. That knowledge will make a difference in people’s lives.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):
"No conocía que tantas cosas cotidianas pueden ayudar al cerebro"meaning "I did not know that so many everyday things could help the brain"