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Parenting Through Community Crises & Disasters

After the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2014, we collaborated with The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds to launch the Patriots' Day Project.

This project created materials intended to assist parents and educators as they face current and future challenges that impact the children in our communities. The materials blend the shared wisdom of approximately 400 parents from Boston and surrounding communities,* as well as MGH experts in child development and emotional health. 

Resources available for download include our handbook & brochure. Take a look at our Parenting in a Community Crisis video as well. 

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Community Crises and Disasters: A Parent's Guide to Talking with Children of All Ages


Parenting Through Crisis: A Quick Guide


Parenting In A Community Crisis: Lessons From The Boston Marathon

In this video, Boston-area parents reflect on their experiences parenting during the 2013 Boston Marathon events and Dr. Paula Rauch provides her perspective about supporting children's resilience through a community challenge.

*Our sincere appreciation goes to the team at Market Street Research, who completed the survey of parents in record time, to a high standard.