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    Searching for Truth: Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation

    October 2022

    Learn about the decade-long journey to investigate Visiting Scholar Kate Price’s history as a child sex trafficking survivor and how society can better support healing and justice for survivors of child sexual abuse.


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    School-Based Mental Health Screening Program Helps Teens at Risk

    September 2022

    Mood Check offers resources that increase the school community’s mental health awareness and literacy, which serves as a prevention tool for adolescent depression.

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    Child Care Tradeoffs, from Compromises to Sacrifices

    September 2022

    Senior Research Scientist Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., shares findings from a study of Massachusetts mothers' experiences with child care.

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    Summer School: Gender Equity in Education

    July 2022

    Visiting Fellow Pashtana Durrani interviews experts in girls’ education—in the U.S. and internationally—about their research findings and what drew them to the field. Interviews cover youth social media use, countering extremism through education, and more.

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    As Title IX Turns 50, Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    June 2022

    Researchers and activists are pushing Title IX to new frontiers, and it’s exciting to be part of those efforts as we celebrate the law’s 50th anniversary this month.

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News: 2021

tween girl of asian descent uses a tablet October 27, 2021

A new study finds that limiting access lessens some negative effects of social media use among younger users.

Wellesley College student interns 2021-2022 September 22, 2021

At the start of the academic year, five Wellesley College students began internships at WCW through the Class of 1967 Internship Program.

Wellesley Centers for Women and University Consortium for Liberia logos September 8, 2021

Together with academic, NGO, and private sector partners, WCW will hold two workshops to address human trafficking in Liberia.

Kathryn Wheeler, Ed.D. September 3, 2021

Kathryn Wheeler, Ed.D., is among 70 individuals and groups being recognized by Big Sister Boston for their enduring commitment to believing in girls.

Wellesley student Connie Gu shares photos from her STEM journey September 1, 2021

Middle school students learned about STEM concepts and healthy social media use during a workshop hosted by the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab.

Peggy McIntosh May 26, 2021

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., was honored for her decades of work naming and breaking down systems of privilege and oppression.

Middle school girl uses laptop April 26, 2021

We are looking for middle school girls to participate in a free virtual summer learning program that begins on July 19, 2021.

Open Circle and Wellesley Centers for Women logos April 8, 2021

A statement about the future of Open Circle, our social and emotional learning program.

Student parent resource center at an Oregon higher education institution March 17, 2021

Our statement on the senseless killings of eight people in Atlanta.

parenting student resource center at an Oregon higher education institution March 8, 2021

Research Scientist Autumn Green, M.Ed., Ph.D., spoke at a hearing of the Oregon State Senate Committee on Education about a proposed bill to collect and report data on college students who are parents.

Teen girl uses phone while putting on makeup February 24, 2021

A recently published journal article explores social media’s role in influencing adolescents' attitudes toward body image.

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