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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2016

The Wellesley Centers for Women will continue its fall Lunchtime Seminar Series with the program, “Teens and Depression: Snapshot of a High-School-Based Intervention,” presented by Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D. on Thursday, October 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Cheever House, 828 Washington St. This program is co-sponsored by Disability Services at Wellesley College in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Depression is an increasingly common problem among both pre-teens and adolescents. Nearly 20 percent of teens will experience an episode of depression by the time they are 18, and 16 percent of adolescents in the U.S. report seriously considering suicide in a one-year period. Recent reports suggest that adolescents should be screened routinely for depression, especially when resources are available to support teens that are identified through these screenings. In this seminar, Gladstone will discuss and share preliminary data from their large-scale, school-based depression-screening program that is currently underway in a local Massachusetts school system.

Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., is a an associate director and senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women as well as the inaugural director of the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives, which focus on research and evaluation designed to prevent the onset of mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Gladstone is also an assistant in psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a research scientist at Judge Baker Children’s Center. For the past 20 years, Gladstone has focused her research on the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of preventive interventions targeting depression in children and families.

Most lunchtime seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30–1:30 p.m. at the Centers' Cheever House location. For disability access, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College at The programs are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring their lunches, and Disability Services at Wellesley College will provide fruit, cookies, tea, and coffee. Many programs are recorded and audio files are posted online at The Lunchtime Seminar Series schedule is subject to change. To confirm program line-up, call 781.283.2500 or visit

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) is the largest academic, women-and gender-focused, social-change-driven, research-and-action institute in the United States, located at Wellesley College. Scholars at WCW advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs. Areas of work include: Education, Economic Security, Mental Health, Youth and Adolescent Development, and Gender-Based Violence.

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