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The Forum: A Conversation on Girls and Social Pressure
November 16 @ 7:00 pm
On Thursday, November 16, from 7–8:30 p.m., Dana Hall School will
host The Forum: A Conversation on Girls and Social Pressure. This collaborative
program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
The Forum at Dana Hall School is a symposium series designed to examine a topic of
particular relevance to girls and girls’ education. The November symposium will focus
on the social choices and pressures that challenge today’s girls. In an increasingly
complex social landscape, mastery of open conversations, teenage friendship dynamics
and decision-making strategies is critical to a girl’s health and well-being.
At this evening event, a group of educators, researchers and clinicians will share recent
findings and shed light on current challenges as well as discuss and share practical
strategies to help parents and teachers communicate with the girls in their lives about the
topics they are not often eager to discuss, including sexual health, risk taking, and drug
and alcohol use.
Panelists include Dr. Sarah Bagley, a primary care physician and addiction specialist at
Boston Medical Center; Dr. Hila Ben-Levi, Assistant Clinical Director at the Human
Relations Service and for the Counseling Center for Babson College; and Dr. Jennifer
Grossman, a research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Caroline MacNichol,
Director of the Middle School at Dana Hall, will serve as the moderator for the event.
For more information and to register, visit www.danahall.org/fallforum17. Questions
may be emailed to [email protected]