Category: Jonathan Comer

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

WBZ 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 […]

Support ‘helpers’ on crisis duty

Boston Herald By Jennifer Greif Green, School of Education and Jonathan Comer,College of Arts & Sciences In the days following the Boston Marathon bombing, this quote by Fred Rogers circulated on websites and through social media: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to […]

Children struggle in aftermath of Marathon attack

Boston Globe (subscription required) Jonathan Comer, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders In the panicked moments after he heard the bombs explode, Cole Keenan saw the plumes of smoke, watched in fear as throngs of spectators began rushing toward him, and worried about his mother, who was running the Marathon […]

Survey takes stock of bombings’ effect on children

Boston Globe (subscription required) Jonathan Comer, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders A team of Boston University researchers is conducting a survey this summer focusing on Watertown and Framingham parents and teachers to determine whether being geographically close to traumatic events — such as those related to the Boston Marathon […]