Brain Awareness Week

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Participating Organizations:
none

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: discussed BAW topics
  • Other: information given to parent and students at individuals meetings

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • Other: parents and elementary school students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The idea was to do a one time parent meeting, however it did not work out- So, during individual parent meetings, individual counseling with students, as well as during meeting with families -Both parents and students were provided information about brain development, brain injury and ways to help our 'brains go strong.' Both parents and students were genuinely interested in the topic and grateful for the materials provided. Students loved to hear about the brain and shared with their peers information given (as they showed off) their pencils and erasers. They were given as a reminder of what we can do to help our brains be strong and develop right.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

most people have access to emails - I also used telephone msges and notes home to remind people of meetings.

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 Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: K-12
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads

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

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

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • information in Spanish

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Both students and parents genuinely appreciated the information that was provided in an easy to understand manner. Students talk about their brain - ways to keep it healthy and basic functioning.

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

BAW is in a time that is extremely busy in the school year. My suggestion is to have the activities and lessons ready to go at the start of the school year - where the instruction is mostly review and parents are more likely to participate in parent meetings.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

information in spanish about ways to help students with difficulty with memory, learning, etc..

Contact Information

BAW Website:

n/a

Contact Name:

elena alvarez

Contact Phone:

714 986-7240 ext 38704

Contact Email:

elena.alvarez@mac.com

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