Past Press Releases


For Immediate Release: October 27, 2011

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) continues its fall lunchtime seminar series November 10th with “Snapshots from the Evaluation of a Comprehensive Sex Education Program,” presented by Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., Ineke Ceder, B.A., and Sumru Erkut, Ph.D.. In this presentation, the research team will provide an overview of their mixed-method, longitudinal evaluation which uses a randomized control design to assess the impact of a middle school sex education curriculum. They will describe the project, discuss the current status of this work, and discuss quantitative and qualitative studies that have come out of this project. They will also discuss next steps and challenges for this research.

Lunchtime seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Centers' Cheever House location, 828 Washington Street, Wellesley. The programs are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, WCW will provide tea and coffee. To confirm program line-up, call 781 283 2500 or visit

The Wellesley Centers for Women is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center.Since 1974, our work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.