Resources for Boston Marathon Tragedy
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Sadly, this senseless act of terror will affect thousands of families from around the world for a lifetime. Many people are saying that they are feeling stressed because of exposure to national media coverage and social media accounts.
Listed below are several articles you may find helpful. They relate to managing traumatic stress and helping your children cope after a disaster or traumatic event.
From the American Psychological Association:
From the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Association:
Resources in Response to the Bombings
Finding Loved Ones
Boston Police Help Line:
Family members looking for information about individuals injured during the incident are encouraged to call (617) 635-4500.
Boston Marathon Athlete Tracker:
This section of the marathon's official website lets users track runners by name or bib number to find out if he or she finished the race and when. Visit the website by clicking here
Google Person Finder's Boston Marathon Page:
Google's Person Finder launched a page specifically for the Boston Marathon tragedy that lets users look up information to either find someone or offer information about someone. Visit the website here
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts:
This branch of the Red Cross has opened a disaster operation center to help families locate loved ones who were at the Boston Marathon. Visit RedCross.org/ma/boston
Resources for Marathon Victims
Boston Marathon's Official Facebook Page:
Marathon officials have been regularly updating their Facebook page with the latest information, including where runners can pick up their running bags. Visit the Facebook page here
American Red Cross's Safe and Well website:
This allows people to register their status with the Red Cross so family members can search for them. Visit the website here
Strangers Offering Housing to Marathon Victims:
Marathon participants or spectators who are stranded in the Boston area and need a place to stay can fill out this form
to connect with people who are offering housing.