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Boston Marathon Tragedy - Providing Psychological First Aid to those Affected

Date Released: 
Mon, 04/22/2013

Boston Marathon Tragedy - Providing Psychological First Aid to those Affected

Washington, DC- The graphic nature of the recent attack at the Boston Marathon may be difficult for some to manage.  In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, it is not uncommon to notice some anxiety and fear[PDF].

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