Kevin Ballen spoke with Rick Weissbourd for Harvard Political Review about love and relationships.Read More
Read the latest from Making Caring Common! You’re in the right place for our media coverage, general updates, and press releases. Our work spans a range of topics, all connected by our commitment to forefront caring and concern for the common good at school, at home, and in our communities. You can review what’s new below or use the dropdown to sort by topic.
Join our email list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay current with Making Caring Common’s news and updates. If you’re a member of the media, please visit our Media Room.
In this piece in Quartzy, Sarah Todd speaks with Making Caring Common’s Rick Weissbourd about sex and relationships: “In terms of human flourishing, there’s nothing more important we can do to than help young people prepare to love.”Read More
In this piece in The Conversation, Jordan Long cites Making Caring Common’s research on when (and if) parents talk to their kids about sex and relationships: “Although parents can play a powerful role in a child’s sexual socialization, a Harvard Graduate School of Education report found that roughly 50 per cent of parents express uneasiness when attempting to discuss sex with their children. More than 40 per cent of parents don’t discuss sex with their children until after they are sexually active.”Read More
In this piece in HGSE’s Usable Knowledge by Grace Tatter, Rick Weissbourd says, “It’s so critical that kids are able to undertake this work of learning to love somebody else. They’re not going to be able to do it unless we get them on the road and are willing to engage in thoughtful conversations.”Read More
In this piece in The New York Times by Lisa Damour, Rick Weissbourd explains that the first forays into sexual activity are often “overloaded with expectations as well as worries about performance.” Making Caring Common’s report The Talk is also cited.Read More
As parents and caregivers, we must do better to prevent children and youth from harming or being harmed, and to help them become caring, humane people. We have tremendous power to shape their understanding of assault and consent, and to be part of the solution to this destructive epidemic. In this article in The Washington Post, MCC leaders Rick Weissbourd and Alison Cashin offer five guideposts to help parents begin these essential conversations.Read More
In this piece in The Wall Street Journal, Making Caring Common’s report The Talk is cited. Difficult conversations about sex and consent have become even more complex — but here’s how dad’s can persist.Read More
In this Washington Post article, Making Caring Common’s research is cited: most parents don’t talk to their boys or girls about making sure that their partner wants to have sex, not pressuring someone into sex, not having sex with someone who is incapacitated and other key aspects of consent. Parents may have “the talk” with their kids, but it’s often much more focused on preventing pregnancy and STDs than on preventing assault.Read More
In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked our wonderful Youth Advisory Board about love. Here's what they had to say.Read More