The Boston Marathon Bombings on April 15, 2013, was a time of tragedy for our city. However, it was also a time to show just how prepared and resilient Boston is.
Professor Richard Beinecke and his daughter recently wrote a research article about Boston’s public and mental health response to the event. Beinecke is a professor of public and healthcare administration, as well as chair of the University’s Institute for Public Service. Emily Beinecke is a graduate student at Tufts University and a survivor of the Marathon Bombings.
The article, published in The Dialogue Quarterly Technical Assistance Journal on Disaster Behavioral Health, examines Boston’s preparedness to deal with such an event. In addition to touching upon the many ways that local organizations helped raise money for recovery, the article also details the federal, state, and informal agencies that helped the city and the survivors bounce back from such a tragic event.
“The services and care that continue for many individuals have added to the increased resiliency in the Boston area.” the authors wrote.
The full article is available online.