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Resources in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Google resources related to the Boston Marathon explosions
• Boston Mayor’s Hotline for families of victims: 617-635-4500
• Boston Police line for witnesses who may have information: 800-494-8477
Red Cross Safe and Well
Live blog at the Boston Globe with news updates and information about closures
The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On
American Psychological Association – Managing traumatic stress: Coping with terrorism
Common Reactions After Trauma
Acts of Violence, Terrorism, or War: Triggers for Veterans
Talking to Kids
Guide for Parents and Educators: Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events (PDF)
Children’s Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
Talking with Kids about Tough Issues
First responders
Marathon medical tent ‘transformed into trauma unit’
Disaster Rescue and Response Workers
Rookie first responders traumatized by…trauma – Experience helps police officers, firefighters cope

A good EAP is an important resource for helping people to deal with or cope in the aftermath of traumatic events, offering important support resources for your managers and help for troubled employees. In addition, ESI EAP offers trained response teams for on-site trauma intervention. If you want to learn more about how ESI can provide more employee EAP benefits and more employer services, call us at 800-535-4841.

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