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The Family Support Assessment Clinic

When a child is facing a transition, a trauma or anything in between that challenges coping skills, clinicians can turn to the Family Support Assessment Clinic. The clinic provides support in the following instances:

In each of these cases, families are understandably overwhelmed. Providing the child’s primary caregiver with developmentally appropriate information will serve the child in two ways:

  1. The parent will be more prepared to cope with the stressor 
  2. The parent will have increased capacity to gain support from extended family, the community, the child’s school, etc., which will benefit the child and ameliorate the isolation, a hallmark of traumatic loss.

The Family Support Assessment Clinic will work collaboratively with the pediatrician to amplify his/her effectiveness, in particular, to:

The clinic will be staffed by a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and a mental health clinician. Referring providers are welcome to attend the visit if a team approach would be supportive.


Appointments are made only by referral from the child’s primary care provider. or

Contact Us

Call: 617.414.4005 or 617.921.4008
Fax: 617.414.7915

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Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Good Grief Program
Vose Hall, 403
92 East Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118

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