Brain Awareness Week

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Hinds Behavioral Health Services

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Hinds Behavioral Health Services

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Other
  • Other: educational day treatment groups

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

250-350

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Educational booth in hallway for staff (social workers, nurses, doctors, therapists, support staff). Educational workshops for our day treatment after school program (grade school students), IOP Substance Use teen program, and NFusion Metro teen program. General information about the brain and the brain's interaction with drugs. Our staff and clients loved the workbooks, educational materials, and goodies!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Face-to-face Internal promotion

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Face-to-face as it allowed us to educate and encourage our Directors to take part in the week's activities and to prepare workshops.

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
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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?

Engagement and new knowledge

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

List of materials and steps for each or descriptions of lesson plans.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Shona Dykstra

Contact Phone:

601-321-2400

Contact Email:

sdykstra@hbhs9.com

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