For Immediate Release: March 10, 2011
Research suggests that family variables are involved in the transmission of depression from parents to children. To date, marital and parent/child relationships have been explored in connection to youth depression, but the sibling relationship generally has been overlooked. In this presentation on March 17th, Tracy Gladstone will discuss sibling relationships as possible protective factors that moderate the association between parenting behaviors and internalizing outcomes in adolescents. Implications for prevention and intervention also will be discussed. Tracy Gladstone is a senior research scientist and director of the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives at the Wellesley Centers for Women, an assistant in psychology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit www.wcwonline.org.
Since 1974, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women, children, and families. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.