Eye On Education: BU Studies Effects Of Marathon Bombings On Children

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April 7th, 2014

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Jonathan Comer, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Dealing with a tragedy is tough for everyone, but it is particularly challenging for children who are trying to find their way in the world. Psychologists say many of the effects of a traumatic event like the Boston Marathon bombings emerge between six months to a year after a person is exposed…

Expert quote:

“Here was an opportunity to study a high profile terrorist attack that intentionally targeted a child and family event. This was not an office building.”

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