Work 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.
Ongoing since 2019
Ministering to the Blue is a pilot study to prevent depression in Wellesley College students.
Ongoing since: 2018
This project will result in a better understanding of the factors that contribute to the long-term prevention of adolescent depression, including individual and family factors that influence intervention use and response.
Ongoing since 2018
This multi-year study will test of two approaches -- the online intervention CATCH-IT and an in-person group therapy intervention, POD -- to see which can prevent depression in teens.
Youth depression is a problem of major proportions, and over half of all teens who plan or attempt suicide have a mood disorder at the time.
This project aims to implement an evidence-based suicide prevention program in the Natick middle school.
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.
Open Circle will develop, pilot, and assess new gratitude components for its student curriculum and teacher professional development program.
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.
The work of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute was centered around the research and practice of Relational-Cultural Theory. The Institute offered training programs and produced publications focused on the idea that growth-fostering relationships are central to positive human development. In 2018, it grew into the International Center for Growth in Connection, an independent non-profit organization.
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.
This project seeks to promote healthy and productive connections between men and women, girls and boys, and within families, organizations, and society.
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.
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.
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.