October 11, 2018
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Last season, we talked about the benefits of pets for our kids’ mental health. That unconditional love helps our children to build skills and navigate important life lessons.
September 14, 2018
The Clay Center Team
When it comes to scary events, such as terror acts or natural disasters, our mission at the MGH Clay Center has always been to help parents appreciate the impact of kids seeing images on the screen and hearing about events that are potentially
December 18, 2017
Processing speed is the time it takes us to perform a certain task in a certain amount of time. Some kids are naturally fast. They run, talk, draw, and do all sorts of things at a rate that seems appropriate for their age. Kids with slower processing need more time to process that same information.
October 26, 2017
My friend Samantha called me in a panic. Her 8-year-old daughter, Lindsey, was struggling with the fact that her parents were getting divorced. There had been a lot of conflict in the marriage. Samantha’s ex-husband was an alcoholic and, though he was receiving treatment, he had been frequently unemployed.
October 13, 2017
Increasing public awareness of suicide is not an easy task. To truly grapple with the issue, we have to face some difficult and painful feelings. For these reasons, when we at the Clay Center collaborated to tell the true story of a young sophomore at Harvard named Luke, who tragically took his own life, we decided to turn to film.
March 11, 2017
This blog is the second in a two-part series from Dr. Braaten entitled Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up. You can check out the first blog in the series here.
February 25, 2016
This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.