• Women's Review of Books
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    Women’s Review of Books

    July/August 2020

    The latest issue of Women's Review of Books highlights the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ perspectives and experiences, female bodies and power.

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  • Immigrants Play a Critical Role in Economic Recovery
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    Immigrants Play a Critical Role in Economic Recovery

    July 2020

    On our blog, Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., discusses the critical role immigrants play in pandemic recovery.

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  • Self-Care as Resistance
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    Self-Care as Resistance

    June 2020

    On our blog, Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, of Open Circle discusses self-care as a form of resistance.

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  • Research & Action Midyear Brief
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    Pivoting Our Work in Response to COVID-19

    June 2020

    Our new Research & Action Report highlights how we are shifting our work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to drive social change.

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  • WCW Statement on Anti-Racism Protests
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    WCW Statement on Anti-Racism Protests

    June 2020

    We are energized by the thousands of anti-racist activists pushing for change and for dismantling the structural racism rooted in our daily lives. This change is long overdue.

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Screening Teens for Depression, Before and During a Pandemic

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Teen girl wearing mask looks at smartphone.

Our depression prevention research team will screen middle and high school students for symptoms of depression and anxiety, then compare that data with screenings done before COVID-19.

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WCW Recommends Focus on Early Childhood Care and Education in Reopening Plans

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Empty early childhood education classroomWendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., helps to chart a path forward for Massachusetts early childhood care and education programs, which have been hit hard by COVID-19.

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WCW Completes Project on Campus Sexual Assault as New Rules Are Released

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, under CC BY-SA license.U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, under CC BY-SA license.

Our Justice and Gender- Based Violence Research Initiative examined the many different ways colleges and universities approach Title IX sexual assault investigations.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

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 Hauwa Ibrahim, international human rights and Sharia law attorneyPhoto by Elyssa ConleyVisiting Scholar Hauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., speaks at a celebration of International Women’s Day at Wellesley College.

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Supporting Educators With Social and Emotional Learning Resources

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Young girl attends online classOpen Circle offers virtual training and other resources for elementary school teachers, many of whom taught remotely for the remainder of the school year.

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When Social Distancing Collides with Social Media

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Teenage girl sits on couch and stares at smartphone screenLinda Charmaraman, Ph.D., shares tips for parents wondering how to help their children maintain a healthy relationship with social media during isolation.

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Investigating How Parents Talk to Teens About Sex and Relationships in the Midst of COVID-19

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Mother and daughter have a serious conversation sitting on a couch in their home. Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., will survey parents of high school students to understand how extended time at home may have changed the way they talk about dating and relationships.

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Preventing Depression While Social Distancing

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An upset man scrolls through his phone while sitting at the kitchen table in front of an open laptop.Connecting with people remotely, reframing negative thoughts, and taking care of physical health can help prevent depressive symptoms during isolation.

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Wellesley Students Complete Research Internships Remotely

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Ninotska Love, Jessica Abowitz, Nora Pearce, Dhanya NageswaranDespite the need to leave campus, WCW mentors and interns found ways to continue their collaborations.

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New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students

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A WCW research team conducts a pilot study to develop a depression prevention program for Wellesley College students.

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