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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: 2022

Summer camp activity with parachute November 11, 2022

NIOST will continue its partnership with the Education Development Center, Inc. to guide the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment.

theater audience November 9, 2022

WCW and the League of Resident Theatres will investigate systemic barriers to leadership positions and influence in the American theater.

Wellesley College student interns 2022-2023 October 24, 2022

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

student at school September 26, 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.

2022 summer digital wellbeing workshop presenters August 28, 2022

The five-day program allowed students to co-design an app to promote positive social media use and featured Wellesley College students and expert speakers on STEM.

Anna Grimes and her daughter July 1, 2022

In partnership with the Urban Institute and supported by a $1.1 million grant from ECMC Foundation, the Wellesley Centers for Women is launching the Data-to-Action Campaign for Pregnant and Parenting Student Success.

Student parent resource center at an Oregon higher education institution June 24, 2022

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, we at the Wellesley Centers for Women stand with women and all pregnant people’s personal decisions about their reproductive health and their bodies.

middle school age girl uses laptop while holding pet dog May 23, 2022

Adolescents’ relationships with their pets can be very important, since adolescents are at a developmental stage when they’re relying less on their families and more on other relationships in their lives—both human and animal.

girl in STEM May 1, 2022

New funding will support clubs in Pennsylvania's Venango and Clarion Counties, particularly in Franklin, Oil City, and Knox.

lady justice statue April 26, 2022

The white paper from the Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative offers policy and practice recommendations to achieve justice for victims, families, and communities.

Girls in STEM illustration April 21, 2022

Researchers are looking for middle school girls to participate in a free workshop on designing healthier social media experiences.

Youth Advisory Board April 1, 2022

The Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab recently created a Youth Advisory Board to inform the development of its virtual digital wellbeing workshops.

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