Research & Action Report, Fall/Winter 2014

Amy Banks, M.D., authored with Leigh Ann Hirschman, Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships, forthcoming from Penguin Random House (February 2015). Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. In this book, Banks teaches readers how to rewire their brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives.

Research & Action Report, Fall/Winter 2014

This funding will enable the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) to: develop an online APT tutorial for programs initiating self-assessment and continuous program improvement; augment the interactive self-paced study tool the team is developing with support from the William T. Grant Foundation and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; and develop and disseminate materials nationwide to programs and stakeholders to build awareness of these new and renewed resources.

Research & Action Report, Fall/Winter 2014

In late October, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, the Wellesley Centers for Women, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and ETR announced new findings published in the Journal of School Health that show Planned Parenthood’s middle-school curriculum, Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works, helps kids wait until they are older to have sex. It is particularly effective for boys.

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