Mental Health Projects

mentalhealth keyareas smWork by scholars at the Wellesley Centers for Women led to Relational-Cultural Theory, an understanding that has dramatically changed counseling and psychotherapy practices. Through training institutes, this work continues to be developed and implemented. Researchers committed to the prevention of depression in at-risk youth have undertaken studies to identify effective intervention programming for adolescents and families. Trainers and educators at the Centers develop curricula and facilitate training to promote social-emotional learning in elementary schools.



  • Natick Depression Prevention Initiatives

    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.



  • Depression Prevention Dissemination

    Ongoing since 2015
    Primary Prevention Initiatives

    With this renewal of support, Gladstone will continue her work training In-Home Therapy clinicians in the Family Talk intervention, and supporting the use of the intervention with In-Home Therapy clients.



  • Depression Prevention for Middle School Students in Natick

    Ongoing since 2016

    This project aims to implement an evidence-based suicide prevention program in the Natick middle school.



  • Gratitude Project

    Ongoing since 2015
    Open Circle

    Based on emerging research on the science of gratitude, Open Circle will develop, pilot, and assess new gratitude components for its student curriculum and teacher professional development program for social and emotional learning in elementary schools.



  • Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

    Ongoing since 1995
    JBMTI

    The workshops, courses, trainings, and publications at the Institute utilize the Relational-Cultural Model of development, which focuses on 'growth-fostering relationships' as central to positive human development.



  • Adult Memories and Consequences and Recovery from Child Sexual Abuse

    Completed in 1997
    Remembering Childhood Sexual Abuse

    This research looked at longitudinal data about adult memories of abuse-related traumas from childhood. Findings from this project can be used to design interventions for and promote the health and wellbeing of victims of childhood sexual abuse and violence.



  • Community Dialogue and Needs Assessment for Addressing Traumatic Stress among African Resettled Refugee Youth in New Hampshire

    2007 - 2011
    Assessing Refugee Youth Mental Health in NH

    The project involves a needs assessment of child and adolescent refugee mental health services in New Hampshire and utilizes community dialogue strategies for integrating youth, family, provider, school and community knowledge and expertise towards addressing refugee mental health needs especially as it relates to trauma and in the context of resettlement.



  • Gender Relations Project

    Completed
    Promoting Healthy Gender Relationships

    This project seeks to promote healthy and productive connections between men and women, girls and boys, and within families, organizations, and society.



  • Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives Grant Program: Empowering Children for Life

     
    Empowering Children for Life

    This Grant Program supports research towards comprehending the relationship between healthy child development and the role of culture and society. Researchers from universities and research institutions in the U.S are eligible to apply.



  • Wellesley Relational Model Instrument Development

     
    Measuring Relational-Cultural Development

    This measurement instrument was introduced as a dynamic way to assess women's psychological development and ways in which relationships and connections foster psychological wellbeing.