For Immediate Release: March 22, 2012
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) continues its spring lunchtime seminar series April 5th with “Preventing Depression in Teens: The CATCH-IT Intervention Program,” presented by Tracy R.G. Gladstone, Ph.D.
Project CATCH-IT is a combined primary care/internet-based preventive intervention that aims to reduce the risk of depression in adolescents with depressive symptoms. It is designed to teach teens strategies to prevent depression. In this presentation, Tracy R. G. Gladstone, Ph.D., senior research associate at the Wellesley Centers for Women and director of the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives, will describe the CATCH-IT intervention and will present pilot data suggesting that teens who participate in this intervention exhibit reductions in depressive symptoms and fewer episodes of depressive disorders over time. Gladstone will also describe the efficacy trial of this intervention that is currently underway at the Wellesley Centers for Women, in partnership with the University of Chicago.
Lunchtime seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Centers' Cheever House location, 828 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. 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 www.wcwonline.org/calendar.
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.