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For Immediate Release: April 23, 2015

The Wellesley Centers for Women continues its spring lunchtime seminar series with the program, "Unanticipated Findings from the CATCH-IT Depression Intervention Study," on Thursday, May 7, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., presented by Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D. and Nikita U. Saladi.

The CATCH-IT program utilizes an internet-based interactive system to prevent the onset of a depressive episode in at-risk teens. In this presentation, Gladstone and Saladi will present data on parent and teen responses to inquiries in the internet modules. In addition, they will present trends in usage data, and will explore the relation between parental and teen usage of the module systems.

Gladstone is the inaugural director of the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives, which focuses on research and evaluation designed to prevent the onset of mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Gladstone holds a health service provider psychologist license in Massachusetts and has been trained in evidence-based clinical prevention and intervention protocols. She has conducted prevention-oriented work with children and families, and she has served as a clinical supervisor for researchers working with depressed families, as well as for clinical trainees.

Most 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. Guests are invited to bring their lunches, WCW will provide tea and coffee. Many programs are recorded and audio files posted online at To confirm program line-up, call 781 283 2500 or visit

The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College 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 and action programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center. Since 1974, WCW’s work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.

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