Public Dissemination Project

Public Dissemination Project
At times, evidence-based information about abnormal behavior can be difficult to disseminate to the public. This can be due to misinformation or limited access to academic material. This project is designed to encourage you to think about a topic discussed in this course that may be helpful to disseminate to the public and to create an educational tool that would be easily accessible. Mediums can be flexible, such as social media campaigns, video, podcast, children’s book, plan for a community event, pamphlets, etc. Your target population to disseminate this information to may be a specific subgroup of the population or target the general public. Note: You are not required to disseminate this information, only to create the content or detailed plan.
 

Criteria

Total Points Possible

To receive full credit, make sure that you:

Points Received

Public Dissemination Project

15

Upload your project to HuskyCT; no 2ndsubmissions are permitted for any reason.  

 

Selecting a topic

1

Choose a topic that was discussed in class/textbook (e.g., diagnosis, type of treatment, etc.) that would be helpful for the public to better understand.

 

Appropriate medium

2

Project is in a medium that is accessible to the public, or the population of interest.

 

Identifying your assignment with your name and title

2

Include your name and title of your public dissemination project in the title of your documents (e.g., save the file as “First Last Name_Title of Project”). 1 point will be given for each document.

 

Demonstrates effort and creativity

3

Demonstrates significant effort made in the quality and content of the project materials (e.g., well formatted, minimal errors/mistakes) and has chosen a medium that would be interesting and informational.

 

Demonstrating understanding of topic

3

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the topic, includes accurate information that would be relevant to the population

 

Appropriate language/non-jargon

3

Uses language that is accessible to non-experts and/or the population of interest. Explains concepts in a way that an average person could understand.

 

Explanation of dissemination project

1

Microsoft Word Document with a 100-word or less explanation of what your dissemination project is, who the population of interest is, and why your project may be helpful.