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    WCW Research Scientist Will Implement PTSD Treatment in University Counseling Centers

    December 2023

    Katherine R. Buchholz, Ph.D., has been approved for a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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    Health advisory on social media use in adolescence

    May 2023

    Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., co-authored a health advisory on social media use in adolescence released by the American Psychological Association.

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    Journeys in Youth Development Podcast, Episode 4

    APRIL 2023

    NIOST director Georgia Hall, Ph.D., talks to Terrance Cauley, Senior Director in the Department of Youth, Family & Clinical Services at Better Family Life, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Terrance highlights the importance of offering historically marginalized Black youth opportunities for self-definition, and discusses how he does this through his work in out-of-school time programming.

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    WCW Collaborates on $5 Million Project to Promote Sustainability in Liberia

    February 2023

    WCW will lead the design of a social inclusion strategy to empower women and young people in the Liberian forestry sector.

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    Having 'The Talk' with Teens

    February 2023

    Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., shares findings from interviews with fathers about how they try to make conversations with their teens about sex and dating less awkward.



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is a research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.


Sexual Harassment and Gender Violence in Schools: A Research and Development Project Linking Schools and Community-Based Organizations with Title IX: Results

Sexual Harassment and Gender Violence in Schools: A Research and Development Project Linking Schools and Community-Based Organizations with Title IX


Gender Violence/Gender Justice

An Interdisciplinary Teaching Guide for Teachers of English, Literature, Social Studies, Psychology, Health, Peer Counseling, and Family and Consumer Sciences (Grades 7-12)

The purpose of this teaching guide is to explore power, inequities, and violence in relationships as well as friendship, interventions, justice and courage in relationships. The large subject of gender violence, which includes hazing, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, can be deepened, reinforced, and strengthened by connections to and infusion into social studies and humanities courses. Classroom discussions on these topics can be extended beyond a particular lesson through literature, writing assignments, case studies, mock trials, and research assignments.

The unique feature of this teaching guide is that it is literature- and history-based. Going beyond discussions of negative interpersonal interactions, the teaching guide makes use of selections from literature and history to include lessons on the themes of friendship, mutuality, affection, courage, and loyalty — some of the qualities that we hope will replace violence and coercion in interpersonal relationships. It is one thing to find books and historical incidents that highlight violence; it is quite another to find literary sources and historical incidents that bring out the positive and allow us to imagine relationships without violence and coercion.

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