Child & Adolescent Development: Sexuality


    Active Projects in this Area




  • Communication about sex in the nuclear family and beyond: Implications for health interventions

    Ongoing since 2013
    Sex Communication

    This investigation will longitudinally explore continuity and change in teen-family sexual communication over teens' transition to high school




  • Measuring the Impact of a Middle School Comprehensive Sex Education Curriculum

    Ongoing since 2007
    Assessing Middle School Sexual Education

    This project is a multi-faceted engagement with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to conduct an evaluation of the Get Real middle school sexual education curriculum.


  • Archived Projects in this Area




  • An in-depth look at teen/parent sexual communication

    Completed
    Teen/Parent sexual communication

    This project is an in-depth qualitative investigation of teen/parent communication about sex and relationships, which provides an in-depth look at families participating in the evaluation of middle school education program. It includes interviews with 32 teen/parent pairs who are participants in the Get Real middle school sex education program.




  • Analysis of Adolescent Family Life

    Completed in 2011
    Adolescent family life

    This project surveyed and assessed Title XX Adolescent Family Life (AFL)-funded research to assist in developing a new AFL research agenda that is applicable to prevention and care demonstration projects.




  • Attachment- and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

    Completed in 2009

    Interventions based on exploring intergenerational attachment patterns and learning to use mindfulness exercises can be useful in helping pregnant and parenting teens modulate their reactions to stress.




  • Decriminalizing Consensual Teen Sex

    Completed 2007
    Law and Consensual Teen Sex

    This project explored the ways in which states attempt to regulate consensual adolescent sexual behavior through criminal law.




  • Television Consumption and Adolescent Sexual Activity

    Completed in 2004
    Television's Influence on Adolescent Sex

    Conclusions from this five-year project focused on relationships between personal ethnic identification and television consumption, as well as levels of sexual content in varying shows.




  • WILL: A Unique Model for Higher Education in the 21st-Century

    1995-1996
    Female College Students, Roles and Relationships

    This project studied the impact of an undergraduate program that enables female college students to earn a minor in women's studies through comprehensive examination of gender roles and relationships and through mentorships.