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Dealing with Trauma

Posted on Thursday April 18th 2013

In the wake of Boston Marathon tragedy,  some of these resources may be helpful for discussions in classes or offices.  The American Psychological Association provides a series of helpful strategies on a number of topics and is easily searchable.  The APA has several suggestions for Managing Traumatic  Stress.  Other sources, such as Massachusetts Government help center has suggestions and links for helping children. Some experts suggest that you turn off media especially around children.  Turn off the news  Additional information regarding serving returning veterans may also be helpful.  Center for Study of Traumatic Stress provides helpful information for anyone working with or living with vets. Psychological First Aid is a useful reminder handout. The Pew Research Center also provides research about military personnel transitioning to civilian life.


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