Our thoughts are with the victims, families and friends of victims of this tragedy. Please stay tuned for more information.
Below is information to be aware of:
The FBI urges witnesses to contact them with any details: 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Boston Police urge witnesses to contact them with any details: 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text TIP to CRIME (27463).
Mayor’s hotline to find family members: 617-635-4500.
People finder available HERE.
Families of victims should call 617-635-4500.
Register with the Red Cross to get in touch with family and friends who may be worried about you.
Mayor Menino recently announced where people can make donations to help the victims.
Helping children cope in unsettling times
Current world events are very unsettling. Wars, economic difficulties and the nation's heightened state of alert can cause justifiable anxiety. The uncertainty of terrorist warnings can be especially unnerving. Children may be confused or fearful that they or their loved ones are at risk. Adults need to help children feel safe, even if they themselves feel vulnerable. Parents and teachers can help children understand what is happening factually, how events do or do not impact their lives, and how to cope with their reactions.
Schools and parents need to assess what level of support children in their care need. There are some suggestions on how to help children cope.