Expressive Writing Workshops for Sexual and Reproductive Health: participants needed for study

Tldr: Are you a female-identifying or gender nonbinary Duke undergraduate? Are you interested in exploring how sexual and reproductive health and therapeutic writing intersect? Or do you just want to earn $50?

The Duke Calla Campaign is looking for undergraduates over the age of 18 to participate in a 4-week long series of expressive writing workshops, specifically oriented around sexual and reproductive health. Participants will meet on campus for two hours, once a week on Saturdays (from 1 to 3pm EST). Participants who complete the full four sessions will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. These sessions will occur March 28th, April 4th, April 11th, and April 18th.

Expressive writing has been in development as a therapeutic exercise since the 1980s. A growing body of research shows that expressive writing can have a positive impact on health, well-being, and resilience. We are tailoring expressive writing to sexual and reproductive health because the alarmingly high rates of sexual assault on campus, as well as campus culture, means that sexual and reproductive health too often go unaddressed. As a disclaimer, this study will involve the writing of potentially sensitive information related to your experiences, but every effort will be made to keep your writing completely confidential.

Interested individuals should contact Lucy Zheng at lucy.zheng1@duke.edu for more information. Thanks!

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