• Ashoka Conference
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    International Sex/Ed Conference Brings Together Perspectives from U.S. and India

    November 2017

    Over two days, academics, activists, artists, and performers from the U.S., India, and abroad painted a vivid picture of the intricate issues surrounding sex and education as well as the relationship between the two.

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  • Linda Williams on Chronicle
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    A Researcher's Perspective on Workplace Sexual Harassment

    December 2017

    Senior Research Scientist Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., sat down with Chronicle, the nation's longest-running locally produced magazine television show, to discuss the rising public and industry responses to workplace sexual harassment.

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  • Why We Need More Diverse Dolls
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    Why We Need More Diverse Dolls

    December 2017

    Research shows that doll representation matters, LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D., explains in a brief video.

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  • Women's Review of Books
    NEWS

    Women's Review of Books: The Genuis Octavia Butler

    November/December 2017

    The new issue of Women's Review highlights the genius of Octavia Butler and looks at other books by and about women on the relationships between First Ladies and slaves in their households, the history of the U.S. gay and lesbian left, and the women2drive campaign that challenged Saudi Arabia's prohibition on women driving.

    Browse the issue>>
  • Lunchtime Seminar Videos
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    Watch Footage from Thought-Provoking Lecture Series

    This fall, scholars and friends of WCW presented new findings and shared their work during our Lunchtime Seminar Series. Watch the recordings to learn about a science education initiative, imposter syndrome, a new novel, and civic engagement.

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Evaluation of “BridgeUp: STEM”

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Ongoing since 2015

NIOST collaborates with BridgeUp: STEM to study the delivery of Computational Science (CS) and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences in the context of the education, science, and research resources of the AMNH to a cohort of New York City high school girls.

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Afterschool Matters

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Ongoing since 2007
A National Research, Writing and Action Initiative

The primary objective of this project is to manage the continuation of the well established Afterschool Matters Initiative, which includes several publications and a Research Grantee program, in addition to planning for the national expansion of a related action/research writing initiative.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

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Ongoing since 2015
Out-of-School Time

State Monitoring Activities with Tracking, Synthesis and Analysis, and Technical Assistance in Implementing a Successful State

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Measuring the Impact of a Middle School Comprehensive Sex Education Curriculum

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Completed 2014
Assessing Middle School Sexual Education

This project was a multi-faceted engagement with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to conduct an evaluation of the Get Real middle school sexual education curriculum.

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Communication about sex in the nuclear family and beyond: Implications for health interventions

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Ongoing since 2013
Sex Communication

This investigation will longitudinally explore continuity and change in teen-family sexual communication over teens' transition to high school.

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Promoting Adolescent Health (PATH)

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Ongoing since 2011
Promoting Adolescent Health (PATH) online depression prevention program

Evaluation of a primary care/Internet-based depression prevention program for at-risk adolescents and their families.

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Natick Depression Prevention Initiatives

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Ongoing since 2015
An evaluation of depression in Natick Public School students 

Hey NHS/WMS/KMS is a three-part program to address adolescent depression throughout the Natick Public Schools. The program will make an effort to increase mental health literacy in the Natick school community, and to prepare the community for a broad-based screening and intervention approach to the problem of youth depression/suicidal behavior.

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National Institute on Out-of-School Time

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Ongoing since 1978
NIOST

This long-term program has brought national attention to the importance of children's out-of-school time using research, training and advocacy to strengthen children's emotional, physical, and social development.

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Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS)

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Ongoing since 2006
Assessing Quality Afterschool Programs

APAS is an assessment system that helps programs link quality and youth outcomes together in a comprehensive and integrated fashion. It was developed to help address the accountability challenge that faces afterschool programs.

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National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

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Ongoing since 2015
Out-of-School Time

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) in partnership with Education Development Center, Inc., the National Summer Learning Association, and Walter R. McDonald Associates will form and operate the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)