Patriots’ Day Project

In response to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2014, the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, in collaboration with The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, has launched the Patriots' Day Project.

This project creates educational tools reflecting the lessons learned from the bombing and its aftermath, resources intended to assist parents and educators as they face current and future challenges that impact the children in our communities. These 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.

We invite you to explore the blogs, podcasts and original video that will be released regularly as the 2014 Boston Marathon approaches. To be sure that you are up to date on the latest content, feel free to check back often and follow/“Like” us on Twitter and Facebook. And, if you wish to learn more about the services and support the Marjorie E. Korff PACT Program provides to families coping with serious illness, visit http://www.mghpact.org.

Raising Secure Children In An Insecure World

September 11, 2014

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Authors’ Note: As the nation remembers those innocent lives lost on this day 13 years ago, we wanted to share again the blog below, written in collaboration with the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program for the anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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When To Seek Help For A Child’s Anxiety

April 8, 2014

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How can we best handle the stress that this year’s marathon and the upcoming memorials of last year’s events might engender? In answering this question, we first need to remember that everyone is unique.

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Parenting In A Community Crisis: Lessons From The Boston Marathon

April 1, 2014

Boston-area parents reflect on their experiences parenting during the 2013 Boston Marathon events, and offer advice to other parents who may find themselves facing a community challenge.

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Patriots’ Day Project: The Importance Of Community

March 31, 2014

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In this second podcast in a special two-part series with the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, we explore the importance of community and connections in challenging situations.

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music performed by Dr.

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Patriots’ Day Project: Purpose And Lessons Learned

March 31, 2014

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In this first podcast in a special two-part series with the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, we talk about the purpose of the Patriots’ Day Project, as well as the lessons learned that are advising its educational resources.

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Should The TV Be On Or Off During Times Of Breaking News?

March 20, 2014

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During times of “breaking news,” we are all drawn to our TVs, phones and computers for information. This was especially true throughout the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and lockdown, when we found the drama usually reserved for action-adventure movies playing out in our own neighborhoods.

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How To Speak With Children About The Anniversary Of The Boston Marathon Bombing

March 4, 2014

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In these weeks leading up to the 2014 Boston Marathon, we are collectively hearing about a range of reactions to the many reminders of the event’s significance. Some are feeling distressed, perhaps from listening to the widespread media coverage discussed in our previous post.

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Preparing For The Anniversary Of The Boston Marathon Bombing

February 27, 2014

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The upcoming Boston Marathon is everywhere—television, radio, newspapers, online. You really can’t miss it.

Headlines, as you might expect, run the gamut. There is ongoing coverage of the trial of Tsernaev, and the possible use of the death penalty.

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