News and insight from Franciscan about our philosophy of hope through healthcare and recent issues affecting children’s wellness.
Childhood anxiety is a hot topic for many parents and families. We recently asked Dr. Kiera Boyle, Supervising Psychologist at Franciscan Children’s, to answer some popular questions about how children experience and express anxiety and how parents can help manage it.
Victoria Dekoatz is a Project Assistant for the McLean Franciscan Inpatient Mental Health program. If you have questions about the program, please call 617-254-3800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact the 24-hour referral line for the program, please call 800-333-0338. Franciscan Children’s recently partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to host a free 6… Continue Reading
Has Pokémon Go captured your family’s hearts (and screens) yet? If it hasn’t, you’ve likely heard all about the new augmented-reality gaming app that has quickly become a big part of popular culture. So, what does this virtual phenomenon mean for parents? We’ve compiled a few tips to help you navigate this new Pokémon world.
The Parent Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) has given a voice to families and advocated for improved access to mental health services for children, youth and their families since 1991. Recently, Franciscan Children’s had the opportunity to host a PPAL training session focused on Family Engagement, designed to further the conversation and advocacy efforts to improve the quality of care available.
Thursday nights at Franciscan are a time of learning and healing for families of children admitted to the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Program, thanks to a new partnership between UMass Medical School and Franciscan Hospital for Children.
All children (and adults) experience some level of anxiety when faced with new situations, and the start of a new school year can be a trigger for that stress. In this blog post, we’re talking tips for making the transition from summer to school easier.
Mindfulness meditation has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, and has been incorporated into a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches. In mindfulness practice we do our best to “be with” whatever is happening in an aware and self-loving way, often with a focus on present moment body sensations, thoughts, and emotions.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our teachers to answer the question, “Which of your teachers has impacted you the most, and why?” Their answers are something to be shared and celebrated. How would you answer the question?
We’ve shared many memories with our friends from Kennedy Hope Academy over the years. Best wishes to these young men as they continue on their journey – it has been our privilege to watch you grow!