BrainWise Blog

Teaching BrainWise to Parents

Christine Cerbana has been involved in parenting education for more than twenty years at Colorado State University where she served as director of a grant funded project providing training and technical assistance in developing parenting programs. After leaving CSU, she...

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Mental Health Prevention Specialists Teach BrainWise in Elementary Schools

Jefferson Center is a Colorado community mental health center that partners closely with schools and other community agencies to improve the mental health of children and families. In 2010, Jefferson Center adopted the BrainWise program as a key prevention initiative...

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BrainWise Graduate 19 Years Later

April, 1999 - Columbine High School: 13 Murders and 21 Injuries No one could have predicted that the unthinkable violence that happened at Columbine High School would be repeated with increasing frequency over the last 19 years. Today, school lock-downs...

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Cascading as a Teaching Method

Teens as BrainWise Mentors for Elementary School Students A successful way to boost students' retention of the 10 Wise Ways, and a win-win situation for everyone involved, is for high school students to lead elementary school students in BrainWise-infused games...

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Exit the Emotions Elevator: Focus on Happiness

Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Robert Sapolsky is an expert on behaviors, and his research explains what happens to our bodies when they are under stress. The brain interprets any perceived stressful event as a threat, and produces glucocorticoids - hormones that...

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