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    Combating Sex Trafficking of Children and Teens

    April 9, 2021

    During Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, Linda Williams, Ph.D., addresses one of the lesser publicly understood issues in this area — the pressing problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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    Crisis and Opportunity: Building a Better Child Care System

    March 24, 2021

    Panelists addressed the Biden-Harris administration's approach to child care policy during this virtual Social Change Dialogue.

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    On Equal Pay Day, Researching Policies for a Gender Equitable Future

    March 24, 2021

    As we pursue research that shows us which policies can help close the gender pay gap, we advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.

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    Women’s Review of Books

    March/April 2021

    The latest edition of Women’s Review of Books has arrived! This edition reflects on race and feminism throughout history, celebrates lesbian photographer JEB, and even includes a little Greek Mythology.

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    New Research Explores Social Media and Adolescent Body Image

    February 2021

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

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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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Gaming Affects Youth Development

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Two middle-school-age boys play a computer game.Online games like Fortnite influence youth development, according to findings from Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.

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Immigrant Networking and Collaboration

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Diverse young professionals at work.A new study from economist Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., highlights differences in networking habits of immigrant and non-immigrant entrepreneurs.

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Leadership in Afterschool

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National Institute on Out-of-School Time staff at 2019 National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention in New York, NYEllen Gannet, M.Ed., was honored during the 2019 National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention for her decades of leadership in the out-of-school time field.

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New Book from Peggy McIntosh

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peggy book webPeggy McIntosh, Ph.D., a leading voice on white privilege and anti-racism work, shares a collection of her essays on privilege and power in a new book.

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Looking Back & Looking Forward: A Half Century of Social Change, 1974-2024

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Wellesley Centers for Women will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024 and in recognition of this milestone has launched a history project, “Looking Back & Looking Forward: A Half Century of Social Change, 1974-2024.” This multi-year initiative will feature a collection of historical information about the foundation, growth, projects, events, social impact of, and the people and partners related to the Centers’ research-and-action work. Progressing until 2024, pieces for the collection will be produced, curated, and archived on the WCW website, wcwonline.org/halfcentury.

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