Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tips on Coping with Tragedy: In the wake of the Boston Marathon Explosion

On yesterday, we experienced another tragedy in Boston when an explosion occurred near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. According to the New York Times, almost 23,000 runners participated in the race and approximately three-quarters of the runners had crossed the finish line prior to the bomb exploding. President Obama made a statement following the explosion and stated “I'm supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city. And as they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way.

In the wake of another tragedy, below are some resources to help children and their families cope and process the event.

What Parents Can Do To Help Children

            Spanish version: Que Pueden Hacer los Padres

Tips of talking with children: A guide for teachers and parents


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Image from the Boston Globe