WCW to Partner with University of Illinois at Chicago on $7 Million Depression Prevention Research Study
WCW will partner with University of Illinois at Chicago on a $7 million, multi-year project to evaluate and compare depression prevention programs for teens. Over $1.6 million of the award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will go to WCW.

The randomized, multi-site clinical trial will test two approaches -- the online intervention CATCH-IT and an in-person group therapy intervention, POD -- to see which can prevent depression in teens by helping them feel more hopeful and able to cope with tough situations.

“Depression is a chronic, episodic illness that generally begins in adolescence and has long-term effects on academic, social, and emotional functioning,“ said Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., director of the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives, senior research scientist, and associate director at WCW, co-principal investigator of the study. “It’s imperative that primary care doctors -- who are often the first to see early signs of youth depression -- have access to evidence-based interventions that may support symptomatic teens before they develop a full-blown depressive illness,” Dr. Gladstone continued.
Discover Our Social Change Past, Present, and Future at Lunchtime Seminars
Our Fall Lunchtime Seminar Series begins September 27 with WCW in Retrospect: A Conversation with Barbara Newell, Wellesley College President (1972-1980) featuring Barbara Newell, Ph.D., former president of Wellesley College, in a conversation moderated by Linda Wertheimer of NPR and Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., WCW executive director.

The second program on October 4 will be On-Campus with Kids: Supporting Student Parents in Higher Education with Autumn Green, Ph.D., WCW's newest research scientist. The series will run through November 15. For those who cannot attend in person, the programs will be streamed on Facebook Live and video will be posted on our website.
Women's Review of Books Explores Stresses of Change in New Issue
The new issue of Women’s Review of Books explores the stresses that can come with change. “The books and writers in this issue span generations, disciplines, genders, genres, and multiple other ways of identifying,” writes Jennifer Baumgardner, editor-in-chief.

In this issue, Gen Z-er Noelle McManus discusses the linguistics of texting and Mariam Williams analyzes a book by Tamura Lomax, who continues to provide a platform for a new generation of intersectional feminist writers. It also includes:

  • Severance by Ling Ma reviewed by Jessica Baumgardner
  • A profile of Diane Seuss by Laurie Stone
  • Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman reviewed by Nino Testa
  • Consent on Campus: A Manifesto by Donna Freitas reviewed by Jordan Allyn