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    Diverse Data Samples Drive Social Change

    November 2021

    In our latest Research & Action Report, we highlight some of the ways our research scientists are harnessing the power of data—which is most powerful when it represents all members of our communities.

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    Sounding the Alarm: Speaking Up Against Workplace Harassment, Discrimination, and Labor Abuse

    November 2021

    Wellesley College alumnae share their powerful stories of speaking out against labor abuse and their hopes for a more equitable workplace for women.

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    Fighting Time to End Systemic Racism

    November 1, 2021

    Senior Scholar Amy Banks, MD, reflects on the role of systemic racism in a wrongful conviction that changed the lives of two families forever.

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    Joining Social Media Before Age 11 Is Associated With Problematic Digital Behaviors

    October 2021

    New research findings highlight the negative effects of early social media use and tips for parents to counteract those effects.

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    Internship Reflection: Exploring the Role of Fathers in Sex Education

    October 2021

    Wellesley College student Jacqueline Brinkhaus shares insights from her research internship at WCW.

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Wellesley Centers for Women 

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Open Circle: Making a Difference

In 1987 Pamela Seigle, a teacher and school psychologist, was invited to work with six teachers from two of the most diverse schools in Framingham, MA. The teachers took a leap of faith and signed up to participate in an action-research project focused on what was then described as a “coping skills” program. Together, they explored ways to help young school children develop critical communication, self-control, and problem solving skills. They also wanted to discover ways that schools could create safe learning environments that would support both the social and academic success of children. with those who did not. The benefits are evident as well in the day-to-day lives of scores of children and educators in schools that use the program.

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