Arab American Mothers and Communication with Adolescent Daughters

Date(s) - 12/05/2020

Seeking Arab American Mothers! 

The Center for Arabic Culture is Happy To Collaborate With Professor Nadia Abuelezam and Professor Allyssa Harris of Boston Collage in seeking Arab American women to participate in a focus group to understand when you decide to communicate with your adolescent daughter about sexuality and sex. 

We want to learn what you feel is important to discuss and how to discuss it. 

To be included in the study you must be: 

  • An Arab American female 
  • Between 30 and 50 years old 
  • A mother of an adolescent female child (15-20 years old) 
  • Read and speak English 
  • Live in the metropolitan Boston area 

 You will be asked to: 

  • Complete a survey* and participate in a 1-2hour focus group on Zoom on Saturday December 5, 2020 at 12 noon 


  • Just complete an online survey* 

*No identifying information will be collected in the survey 

You will receive a gift card as a token of appreciation for your time. 

For questions please call Dr. Nadia Abuelezam at 617-552-2312  

Alma Richeh at 617-893-1176 

To RSVP and participate please email: 

Once you RSVP and wish to attend the online event we will send you the Zoom link to attend the online meeting on Saturday.






Allyssa L. Harris, Ph.D, RN, WHNP-BC is the Department Chair and an Associate Professor at the Connell School of Nursing. She is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience.  Dr. Harris teaches advanced practice women’s health nursing and theoretical foundations in women’s health and pediatric nursing as well as provides guest lectures in advanced practice pharmacology and research.  In January 2017, Dr. Harris became the Director of the Women’s Health NP program.  Her research focuses on sexual risk behaviors particularly among adolescents including parent-adolescent sexual communication and media influences on sexual health.  Dr. Harris has numerous publications related to parent-child communication, media influences of sexual risk, and women’s health conditions.  She is a member of the New England Regional Black Nurses Association, the National Black Nurses Association, AWHONN, NPWH, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and is currently President of the Alpha Chi Chapter of STTI at CSON.

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