Articles by Paula K. Rauch, M.D.

Paula K. Rauch, M.D. is the founding director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. This unique program provides expert parental guidance to support the emotional health and well-being of children when a parent is seriously ill. Dr. Rauch is also program director of the Family Support component of the Home Base Program, a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, which works to heal the invisible wounds of war for post 9/11 veterans and their families. Additionally, she supervises on the Consultation Service to Pediatrics, and is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rauch has been honored with numerous clinical and teaching awards, including the Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award. She co-authored the book Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick, along with many chapters and journal articles addressing the impact on children of medical illness in the family.

Raising Secure Children In An Insecure World

April 14, 2015

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Raising Secure Children In An Insecure World

Authors’ Note: As we as a nation remember the tragic events that took place at the 2013 Boston Marathon, we wish to share again the blog below, written in collaboration with the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program for the Boston Marathon bombing’s one-year anniversary. The integral message of the blog […]

When To Seek Help For A Child’s Anxiety

April 8, 2014

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When To Seek Help For A Child’s Anxiety

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.  If we try to apply a one-size-fits-all recipe for when we need to broaden our support, we’re bound to miss some […]