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‌Our curricula equip educators and community organizations to address issues that impact women and girls, strengthening our capacity to be a resource to the community.


Anti-Bullying Behavior Curriculum: Changing Climate and Culture in Our Schools by Identifying, Preventing, and Confronting Bullying Behavior  

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Curriculum Writer: Nancy Athanasiou, Ed.D.

Our curriculum assists educators who work with middle and high school students to understand and address issues created by bullying behavior in their schools and communities. Attention is given to those who bully and why, as well as to the victim—the characteristics of the victim and why s/he may not speak up. This curriculum also addresses the role of the bystander, and presents strategies that help students understand the various roles in bullying and how they can assist those who may be involved in a bullying incident.

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PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. Self-Development Curriculum

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Curriculum Team: Nancy Athanasiou, Ed.D. Kayla Fraley, B.S.E., Amy Westmoreland, M.Ed., the PEARLS staff and PEARLS alum.

The Research Center is collaborating with PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. (“PEARLS”), a nonprofit leadership development organization serving at-risk youth ages 10 to 19 in Milwaukee, to update its self-development curriculum to coincide with the PEARLS 10,000 Girls initiative.

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Sleepovers Discussion Guide

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Curriculum Writer:Desiree Pointer Mace, Ph.D.

The Research Center created a discussion guide for Laj Waghray’s documentary film Sleepovers. Featured at the Milwaukee Film Festival, Sleepovers chronicles the lives of four girls from adolescence to young adulthood. Through this film, the audience not only shares in the stories of the girls’ journey to womanhood but realizes how important it is that girls know they are not alone. The discussion guide provides a chance for the audience to further analyze the film and engage in an informative discussion.

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