The Virtual House Call

by Ellen Barry | The Boston Phoenix | April 20, 1998

Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment, created by Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, “could be used not only to monitor the lives of kids with chronic illnesses such as sickle-cell disease, diabetes, and HIV, but also to achieve “complex medical interventions” in cases that involve substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and violence in the home. It could bring the child’s experience to center stage.”
Read the full article at The Boston Phoenix.

Music Videos Promote Adolescent Aggression

by William J. Cromie | Harvard Gazette | April 9, 1998

“The largest sampling of music video content to date reveals a disturbing amount of violence, as well as unrealistic views of racial and sexual relationships, according to researchers at the Harvard Medical School.”

Dr. Michael Rich who performed the study says “Our findings raise concern for the effect of violent portrayals in music videos on adolescents’ expectations about their own safety and the way they view people of another gender or race.”

Read the full article at Harvard Gazette.