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    Supporting Adolescent Mental Health in the “New Normal”

    October 27, 2021

    Researchers and practitioners will discuss how school communities can support mental health for middle school and high school students.

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    Meet Our Wellesley College Interns

    September 2021

    Five Wellesley College students will partner with a mentor at WCW to study topics including depression prevention, afterschool programming, adolescent social media use, care work, and gender-based violence prevention.

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    Evolutions of Womanism

    September 2021

    Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Ph.D., discuss the importance of the African/African-descended worldview in higher education and global problem solving today.

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    Engaging Black Girls in STEM With Culturally Responsive Education

    August 2021

    LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., discusses how Black Girls Create and other culturally responsive maker programs can boost Black girls' interest and success in STEM.

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    What Could Be More American Than Critical Race Theory?

    July 2021

    Through Critical Race Theory, Black, Latinx, and Asian American thinkers have stood up to ask why people of color should not receive equal treatment under the law. "What could be more American than that?" ask Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D.

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Q&A: COVID-19 and Paid Leave

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South Asian mother tends to a sick child.Deniz Çivril, Ph.D., discusses ongoing studies by our Women in the Workplace Research Initiative related to the COVID-19 pandemic, paid sick leave, and paid parental leave.

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NIOST Study Offers Strategies to Engage Girls in STEM

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An adult woman teaches a diverse group of girls about computers in an informal learning setting.Researchers from our National Institute on Out-of-School Time share findings from a STEM program for girls in rural Pennsylvania.

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Research Transformed into Action for Student Parents in Oregon

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Oregon student parent with her son and mother.Law student and single-mother Michaela Martin celebrates her graduation from Oregon State University with her mother and son. Martin created and championed SB 564 to support Oregon student parents. Photo courtesy of Michaela Martin.Autumn Green, Ph.D., shared her research and personal experience with Oregon lawmakers regarding a bill that would collect data on student parents.

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Virtual Social Change Dialogues Bring Critical Issues to the Forefront

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Headshots of panelists from the Wellesley Centers for Women spring 2021 Social Change Dialogues. Experts from WCW, Wellesley College, and beyond discussed ways that the U.S. can work to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.

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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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