• Happy New Year 2020
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    Highlights from a Decade of Research and Action

    January 2020

    Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., executive director of WCW, reflects on our top 10 moments of the 2010s.

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  • New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students
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    New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students

    December 2019

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

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  • Fathers Have a Role to Play in Their Teens' Sexual Health
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    Fathers Have a Role to Play in Their Teens' Sexual Health

    December 2019

    A journal article co-authored by Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., explores how fathers can positively contribute to their teenage child’s sexual health.

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  • Social and Emotional Learning Supports Restorative Justice
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    Social and Emotional Learning Supports Restorative Justice

    December 2019

    Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, shares why she believes social and emotional learning is critical for effective implementation of restorative justice practices.

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  • WCW Community Celebrates New Book by Peggy McIntosh
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    WCW Community Celebrates New Book by Peggy McIntosh

    December 2019

    Members of the WCW community gathered to celebrate the publication of a new book by activist and changemaker Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.

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  • Research Study Highlights Challenges to Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution
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    Research Highlights Challenges to Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse

    December 2019

    A recent study from our Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative details challenges related to the prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.

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  • Women's Review of Books
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    The Feminist Press is 50!

    January 2020

    The new issue of Women's Review of Books celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Feminist Press and features an interview with its co-founder Florence Howe, a leader of the contemporary feminist movement.

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New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students

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01 new initiative supports mental wellbeing 1A WCW research team conducts a pilot study to develop a depression prevention program for Wellesley College students.

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Social and Emotional Learning Supports Restorative Justice

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02 sel commentaryKamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, explains why she believes social and emotional learning is critical for effective implementation of restorative justice practices.

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Research Study Highlights Challenges to Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution

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03 challenges prosecutionA recent study from our Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative details challenges related to the prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.

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Economist Testifies Before Congress on the Benefits of Immigration

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04 congressSari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., discussed her findings on the positive contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs make to the American economy.

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Schools Can Prevent Normalization of Sexual Harassment

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05 sexual harassment normalizationA journal article co-authored by WCW’s Nan Stein, Ed.D., examines how schools can change their culture to prevent sexual harassment from becoming normalized.

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Q&A: Preventing Depression with Online Tools

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06 qanda online toolsKatherine Buchholz, Ph.D., discusses her background and projects she is involved with as a new postdoctoral research scientist at WCW.

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Fathers Have a Role to Play in Their Teens' Sexual Health

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07 fathersA journal article co-authored by Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., explores how fathers can positively contribute to their teenage child’s sexual health.

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Editing the Code of Violence in Northern Nigeria through STEAM Education

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08 steam nigeriaHauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., and LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D., explain how they worked to steer youth away from extremism through science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.

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NIOST to Study Impact of STEM Program for Rural Girls

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09 stem niostThe National Institute on Out-of-School Time partnered with a STEM education program to study which practices work better for girls in rural areas.

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Social Biases Impede Justice for Sexual Assault Victims

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 Gavel and handcuffsAssumptions about a potential jury’s social biases are tied to sexual assault cases dropping out of the criminal justice system.

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