Pediatrics – Neurology
Epilepsy - Family Support Assessment Clinic
Children understand things differently than adults, and they can not always express their emotions with words. Mental Health Clinician Maria Trozzi helps parents understand the hidden messages their children are sending. A nationally recognized expert in the field of family resilience and loss, she has flown around the world helping communities cope with traumatic experiences. More recently, she has brought these skills to the Family Support Assessment Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Through the clinic, she works with parents as they help their children to understand and cope with dramatic changes such as the diagnosis of a serious illness.
“My goal is to give parents the information they need and the tools they need to reach out to their children and guide them,” she said. Trozzi is author of Talking with Children About Loss, a book that helps parents understand their children’s perspectives on grief and how to help them work through it. She is also director of the Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center, which provides national training, crisis consultation and direct services to families and health care professionals.
Learn more about the Good Grief Program.