• WCW Partners with Local Middle School to Promote Healthy Social Media Use
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    WCW Partners with Local Middle School to Promote Healthy Social Media Use

    July 2019

    Our Youth, Media, and Wellbeing Research Lab turned research into action by teaching middle schoolers to use social media in healthy ways.

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  • Conversations with Extended Family Can Boost Teen Sexual Health
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    Conversations with Extended Family Can Boost Teen Sexual Health

    June 2019

    The cover story of our newest Research & Action Report highlights research by Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., on how extended families support teens’ sexual health.

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  • Gaming Affects Youth Development
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    Gaming Affects Youth Development

    June 2019

    Online games like Fortnite influence youth development, according to findings from Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.

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  • Social Biases Impede Justice for Sexual Assault Victims
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    Social Biases Impede Justice for Sexual Assault Victims

    June 2019

    Assumptions about a potential jury’s social biases are tied to sexual assault cases dropping out of the criminal justice system, our research shows.

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  • Does #MeToo Represent Black Girls’ Experiences with Sexual Violence?
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    Does #MeToo Represent Black Girls’ Experiences with Sexual Violence?

    June 2019

    Scholars investigate how Black women and girls cope with sexual violence and whether #MeToo reflects their experiences.

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  • July/August Women's Review of Books Now Available
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    July/August Women's Review of Books Now Available

    July 2019

    The July/August issue of Women's Review of Books features a review of Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality by Jennifer Nash.

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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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Preventing Sexual Harassment in Schools

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Stop sexual harassment written on chalkboardNan Stein, Ed.D., brings Shifting Boundaries, a middle school sexual harassment prevention program, to new audiences.

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Examining Black Motherhood

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African American mother and daughter color Visiting Scholar Karen Craddock, Ph.D., examines Black motherhood in a new book chapter.

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Child and Parent Depression Connections

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Sad African American mother and child embraceTracy Gladstone, Ph.D., and colleagues identify a connection between youth and parents dealing with anxiety and depression.

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Collaborating to Advance Equity and SEL

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Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., Gail Cruise-Roberson, and Sarah Fiarman lead a workshop on equity and SEL at Tufts University.The National SEED Project and Open Circle teamed up to facilitate a workshop on equity and social and emotional learning at Tufts University.

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Conversations with Extended Family Can Boost Teen Sexual Health

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Adult woman and teen talkA study by Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., explored how extended families support teens’ sexual health.

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Does #MeToo Represent Black Girls’ Experiences with Sexual Violence?

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Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo Movement.Scholars from WCW investigate how Black women and girls cope with sexual violence and whether #MeToo reflects their experiences.

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Gaming Affects Youth Development

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Two middle-school-age boys play a computer game.Online games like Fortnite influence youth development, according to findings from Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.

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Immigrant Networking and Collaboration

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Diverse young professionals at work.A new study from economist Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., highlights differences in networking habits of immigrant and non-immigrant entrepreneurs.

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Leadership in Afterschool

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National Institute on Out-of-School Time staff at 2019 National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention in New York, NYEllen Gannet, M.Ed., was honored during the 2019 National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention for her decades of leadership in the out-of-school time field.

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