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Furthering Racial Justice Through Conversation

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04 SEED seminar webSEED Co-Directors Gail Cruise-Roberson and Emmy Howe share lessons from SEED on how to have difficult conversations within our communities.

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Family Communication About Dating is Changing During the Pandemic

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10 dad son serious conversation webA recent study highlights changes in the ways parents talk to their teens about dating and relationships during COVID-19.

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What NIOST Has Learned About Delivering Quality Virtual Learning Experiences

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09 young girl on computer webResearchers share lessons from their observations of 200 hours of online academic and general enrichment programs.

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COVID-19 Has Compounded Challenges for College Students Who Are Parents

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08 women with laptop and baby webAutumn Green, Ph.D., has created a number of helpful tools for student parents.

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Project Director Testifies Before Boston City Council on Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Education

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07 kamilah drummond 2020 webKamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, testified at a hearing on reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Colleges Need to Include Info on Their Websites About Sexual Assault Response

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06 graduation caps webA WCW research team developed a checklist to aid institutions in designing and maintaining user-friendly website content related to the prevention of and response to sexual violence.

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Tracy Gladstone Takes on New Position of Research Director

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05 tracy gladstone webTracy Gladstone, Ph.D., will support WCW’s research scientists through peer review of proposals, thought partnership in mapping research trajectories, and mentorship.

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Study Examines the Role of Pets in Adolescents’ Online Social Interactions

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03 teen girl phone dog webA journal article co-authored by Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., explores how pets can act as either a substitute or a complement to social interactions online.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Will Play a Key Role in Economic Recovery

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02 woman mask opens store webThe share of immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. has increased, which means they will play a major role in the economic recovery from COVID-19, according to Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D.

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A Better Child Care System is Essential to Gender Equality—and Economic Recovery

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01 mother and child with mask webWendy Robeson, Ed.D., highlights the challenges working families face during the pandemic, and how a national child care policy could help.

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