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    New Research & Action Report

    Catch up with WCW in our Research & Action Report, an update of our most recent projects and research findings.

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  • Persist to Power Video
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    From Persistence to Power: Facts, Truth, & Equity for Women

    June 2017

    Leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers came together at our #persisttopower research forum to discuss gender while focusing on intersectionality, paid leave, income equality, health, and safety.

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  • Women's Review of Books
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    Rethinking Eleanor Roosevelt

    July/August 2017

    The new issue of Women's Review of Books explores and celebrates the vibrant life of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

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    WCW in the News

    Our research scientists and project directors discuss their work and share expertise with major news outlets.

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  • Mother Daughter Journey in Research and Action
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    A Mother-Daughter Journey in Research

    Senior Research Scientist Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., and her daughter Sarah, a Wellesley College student, share how a bat mitzvah project transformed into a five year journey in research and action combatting obstetric fistula and its mental health implications in Ethiopia.

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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)

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Providence After School Association

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Ongoing since 2012
Evaluation of the PASA Regular AfterZone and AfterZone Summer Scholar Programs

This study evaluates the Regular AfterZone and AfterZone Summer Scholars programs.