• Despite Challenges of Pandemic, Depression Study Finds Silver Linings
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    Despite Challenges of Pandemic, Depression Study Finds Silver Linings

    October 2020

    Tracy Gladstone of WCW discusses her mental health study and the ways in which the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected her research as well as the teens she works with. 

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  • WCW Hosts Gender Equality Social Change Dialogue
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    WCW Hosts Gender Equality Social Change Dialogue

    October 2020

    Wellesley Centers for Women hosted a COVID-19 and Gender Equality virtual Social Change Dialogue October 14, 2020. Throughout the program, panelists discussed the compounding ways that COVID-19 is impacting women’s work-life balance, economic opportunity, and mental wellbeing.

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  • Women's Review of Books: September/October
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    Women’s Review of Books

    September/October 2020

    The latest issue of Women's Review of Books highlights Black voices and Black stories.

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  • https://www.wcwonline.org/2020/wellesley-college-students-begin-virtual-research-internships
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    Wellesley College Students Begin Virtual Research Internships

    September 2020

    Six Wellesley College student interns have begun their work with WCW mentors for the 2020-21 academic year.

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  • Voting as an Act of Community: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
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    Voting as an Act of Community: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

    August 2020

    WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan reflects on the meaning of voting, and what we should keep in mind as November approaches on this 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

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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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