Speaker Series

The speaker series is intended to provide high quality learning and discussion on topics related to domestic abuse. The series is also an opportunity to come together as a community, increase connections, network, collaborate and learn from one another.

Thank you for your interest in our Speaker Series!

Sexual Harassment and Dating Violence
A talk for school personnel, parents, students and other professionals serving youth

Dr. Nan Stein of the Wellesley Centers for Women
as featured in several publications and on NBC Nightly News, NPR, and Oprah

Dr. Stein will discuss effective interventions for preventing sexual harassment in schools

Please choose one of two options:

Wednesday, September 27 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.:
The Osprey Nest at the Mid-Coast School of Technology, Rockland

Thursday, September 28 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.:
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay

Registration is required by September 26, 2023 $10 per person


Please contact
or (207) 691.5969 with any questions or to have the $10 fee waived as needed.

About Dr. Stein:

Nan Stein, Ed.D. is a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women where she has worked since 1992. She has conducted research on sexual harassment/gender violence in K-12 schools and on teen dating violence for more than 40 years. Dr. Stein co-led the development of Shifting Boundaries, a school-based dating violence prevention intervention funded by the US Department of Justice and identified by the  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of only three effective interventions for preventing sexual violence perpetration.

A former middle school social studies teacher, drug and alcohol counselor, and gender equity specialist with the Massachusetts Department of Education, Dr. Nan Stein has collaborated with teachers’ unions and sexual assault/domestic violence agencies throughout the U.S. She was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence and has often served as an expert witness in Title IX/sex discrimination-sexual harassment lawsuits in K-12 schools heard in federal and state courts.

Dr. Stein has published widely. She was co-principal investigator and lead author of the Seventeen magazine (September 1992) survey on sexual harassment in schools, Secrets in Public: Sexual Harassment in Our Schools. Stein co-authored several teaching guides, among them Flirting or Hurting? A Teacher’s Guide on Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment in Schools for Grades 6 through 12 (1994) and Bullyproof (1996) that explores teasing and bullying in elementary grades as the antecedents of sexual harassment. Her book, Classrooms and Courtrooms: Facing Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools, was published in 1999 by the Teachers College Press of Columbia University. Stein’s writings have appeared on multiple op-ed pages, in several books, and in multiple education and law journals including The Harvard Educational ReviewJournal of School ViolenceJournal of Emotional Abuse; the Duke University Journal of Gender Law & Policy, and The Journal of Social Issues.

Stein has previously appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, segments of Christian Science Monitor Radio, and All Things Considered on National Public Radio.

Dr. Stein holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University. She directs several national research projects on sexual harassment, gender violence, and teen dating violence in K-12 schools, and writes and lectures extensively on these concerns. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Contribution to Education award from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education where she received her doctorate of education in 1981.

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