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    Our Witches, Our Selves

    November 2019

    The new issue of Women's Review of Books features a review by Jennifer Baumgardner of The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West and other writing that explores today's 'witchy' currents -- both spiritual and political.

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    Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019. Support WCW on Giving Tuesday to advance research that drives social change.

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    Promoting Healthy Social Media Use

    October 2019

    Watch a video presentation that highlights our Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab's work to promote healthy social media use among adolescents.

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    Students to Gain Research Experience through Internship Program

    September 2019

    Meet the five Wellesley College students who will gain hands-on research experience alsongside a WCW mentor this year.

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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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