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Teachers, are you prepared for anniversary of Boston Marathon tragedy?

This blog was createdby Boston Childrens Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships through its partnership with the Boston Public Schools and made possible with support from the Patriots’ Day Project, a charitable Fund established by Fidelity Investments® employees in an effort to help our community heal.

empty schoolWith the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings approaching, it’s likely that the wave of media coverage recalling the tragedy could raise questions or concerns in children. Of course, parents will play a large role in helping answer these questions and letting children know they’re safe, but teachers also will be very important in reassuring children.

School should be a safe haven for children—a place to talk to peers and trusted adults about what they are seeing and hearing—which helps them process the world around them. When that world seems frightening or overwhelming, educators know that they need to do everything in their power to support students.

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