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Resources for Talking to Children about the Boston Marathon

In light of the recent events in Boston, we have compiled a list of resources to help families, teachers, medical professionals, and others support children in coping with this traumatic event.

Boston Marathon Resources:

Responding to Boston: Fostering Resilience in Kids (National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention)

Boston Marathon Explosions: Be In Control of What Your Child Will Hear and See (

Boston Public Health Commision: Statement About Children's Fears

Tips on Talking to Your Young Child About the Boston Tragedy (Maryland Family Network)

How to Talk With Children About Boston Marathon Bombs (WBUR)

Boston Marathon Bombing: How to Talk to Your Kids (ABC News)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Traumatic Events (PBS - Video)

Disaster Response Kit (SAMHSA)

Grief Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

General Crisis Response Resources by Audience Type:

Family and Community