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Dana Hall hosting social pressure forum

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 Questions may be emailed to

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