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What Parents Want: To Know Their College Student is Okay

By Marcia Morris M.D. / October 28, 2019

New research shows parents want to be informed about their children's wellbeing.

Inside Higher Ed: Study Shows Parents’ Concern for Mental Health

A new study shows that parents are increasingly concerned over their students’ mental health. The survey, conducted by the Mary Christie Foundation, showed that 76 percent of parents polled believed mental health on college campuses was a very or somewhat serious issue.

Maryland colleges need to do more to reduce student alcohol abuse

By MICHAEL POLIAKOFF and JOHN P. HOWE III / August 28, 2019

Mary Christie Foundation President John Howe and President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Michael Poliakoff, wrote in the Baltimore Sun about the need to do more to reduce student alcohol abuse. Read the full article here.

ACTA Releases “Addressing College Drinking and Drug Use” Guide

The Mary Christie Foundation sponsored a guide by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni that will help trustees and administrators understand the problem of substance use on campus. The guide seeks to provide the latest data on substance use among college students, reframe prevention efforts around the universitiy's academic mission, and help trustees and university leadership change their campus cultures through evidence-based practices. Lastly, to help trustees and administrators see these recommendations at work, this guide offers examples of successful programs that have implemented effective strategies on campus. Read the report here.

Wellesley’s Paula Johnson Welcomed

By Mark Shanahan/ The Boston Globe / May 27, 2016

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The medical doctor who will soon lead Wellesley

By Laura M. Colarusso/ The Boston Globe / March 25, 2016

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Survey: Pain pills a growing problem for young

By Liz Freeman/ Naples Daily News (Front Page) / February 1, 2016

Young people unaware of dangers posed by opioid use

By Paula Wolfson / WTOP (Washington’s Top News) / February 1, 2016

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Hot Dish: Klobuchar, Paulsen unite against young people’s drug use

By Courtney Kueppers / Star Tribune (Mpls., MN) / February 1, 2016

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