Following the tragic events in Boston this quote from Mister Rogers comes to mind:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
The Library offers a variety of resources for dealing with traumatic events and talking to children about them. Stop by and ask a librarian for help locating information on this topic.