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    New Research on the Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Teens

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    New studies help us understand more about the experiences of LGBTQ+ teens.

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    COVID-19 and Paid Leave

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    Deniz Çivril, Ph.D., discusses ongoing studies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, paid sick leave, and paid parental leave.

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    Shaping a Better World—During the Pandemic and Beyond

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    Our new Research & Action Report highlights our recent work to understand COVID-19 and paid leave, support LGBTQ teens, and engage girls in STEM.

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    Urging the Biden Administration to Change Rules for Colleges on Responding to Sexual Assault

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    Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., testified at a public hearing on Title IX held by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights in June 2021.

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    Strategies to Engage Girls in STEM

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    Researchers from our National Institute on Out-of-School Time share findings from a STEM program for girls in rural Pennsylvania.

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Fathers Have a Role to Play in Their Teens' Sexual Health

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A journal article co-authored by Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., explores how fathers can positively contribute to their teenage child’s sexual health.

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Editing the Code of Violence in Northern Nigeria through STEAM Education

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Hauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., and LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., explain how they worked to steer youth away from extremism through science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.

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NIOST to Study Impact of STEM Program for Rural Girls

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The National Institute on Out-of-School Time partnered with a STEM education program to study which practices work better for girls in rural areas.

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Social Biases Impede Justice for Sexual Assault Victims

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 Gavel and handcuffsAssumptions about a potential jury’s social biases are tied to sexual assault cases dropping out of the criminal justice system.

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Preventing Sexual Harassment in Schools

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Stop sexual harassment written on chalkboardNan Stein, Ed.D., brings Shifting Boundaries, a middle school sexual harassment prevention program, to new audiences.

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Examining Black Motherhood

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African American mother and daughter color Visiting Scholar Karen Craddock, Ph.D., examines Black motherhood in a new book chapter.

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Child and Parent Depression Connections

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Sad African American mother and child embraceTracy Gladstone, Ph.D., and colleagues identify a connection between youth and parents dealing with anxiety and depression.

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Collaborating to Advance Equity and SEL

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Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., Gail Cruise-Roberson, and Sarah Fiarman lead a workshop on equity and SEL at Tufts University.The National SEED Project and Open Circle teamed up to facilitate a workshop on equity and social and emotional learning at Tufts University.

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Conversations with Extended Family Can Boost Teen Sexual Health

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Adult woman and teen talkA study by Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., explored how extended families support teens’ sexual health.

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Does #MeToo Represent Black Girls’ Experiences with Sexual Violence?

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Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo Movement.Scholars from WCW investigate how Black women and girls cope with sexual violence and whether #MeToo reflects their experiences.

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