Project BrainHeart

Illustrated brain development research

About

Project BrainHeart’s goal is to enhance brain performance by strengthening human connections, in order to improve society.¬†Healthier psychologies mean healthier civilizations.

Children

Our primary focus are the relationships surrounding infants and children. Human brains are configured mainly at the beginning of life. That is the time when our brains’ needs are greatest. However, that is also the time when the attention to the quality of care varies the most.

It takes a village” means that each human born requires multiple secure attachment bonds.¬† It is an enormous investment that few families and communities are able to provide. Possibly a good third [citation needed] of children do not have secure attachment bonds. This is true across socio-economic levels [link to study].

Project BrainHeart aims to improve the quality of relationships with children by

  • increasing awareness of infant need and child psychology
  • channelling funds that provide support in
    • contraception & family planning
    • prenatal and perinatal hands-on support (e.g. doulas)
    • paid parental leave
    • subsidized quality daycare
    • ongoing in-home parenting advice (e.g. accredited babysitting)

Women

One of the most significant factors of well being for children is the health of the relationship their family members have with one another. In most families, this hinges on the relationships their mothers have with their spouse and with any other close support (e.g. a grand-mother, nanny, extended family).

Project BrainHeart aims to improve the quality of relationships between parents by

  • increasing awareness of the effects of gender inequality on relationship dynamics, stress, and mental health
  • channelling funds that provide support in
    • women’s education and training initiatives
    • legal initiatives that harmonize legal frameworks (e.g. property and family law)
    • Crisis phone- or chat-lines