The Boston Children’s Foundation (BCF) is committed to ending the cycle of trauma that perpetuates a culture of fear, maladaptation, and violence by turning youth’s natural energy towards healing activities, social empathy and positive relationships. Drawing on its founders’ decades of research, field application, and successful intervention in trauma psychology, BCF enters into partnerships with key allies locally and internationally to deliver active healing experiences for a child’s wholeness and a community’s health.

Building on the work of its founders’ pioneered child trauma interventions, BCF and its partners, including ICDR, USAID-Save the Children and UNICEF, have successfully reached over 400,000 children across the globe.


Cofounders and partners in life and mission, Robert Macy PhD and Dicki Johnson-Macy Ed.M., LMHC, BC-DMT have been pioneering evidence-based traumatic stress reduction and disaster relief programs since 1989. Together they started the Boston Children’s Foundation in 2004 to address the mental and physical effects of trauma and resulting violence and to pioneer the development and refinement of healing interventions.

With strategic partners in the behavioral and medical health fields, BCF designed, developed and offers a range of programs tailored to children and youth, including: Rainbowdance, Psychological First Aid (PFA), Post Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM), Community, Classroom, Cultural based interventions (CBI), and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR). Locally, BCF has access to over 1,000 licensed clinicians and community-based PTSM responders who can meet the needs of the very diverse youth populations of Metro Boston and New England. Internationally, BCF has worked in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF, among others. In affiliation with the International Center for Disaster Resilience, BCF has worked in the US, Asia and Africa to deliver state of the art psychosocial resiliency programs that have now reached over 400,000 youth.