Help for parents with stressed children

To help parents whose children may be experiencing stress after the earthquake, a helpful book has been made available for free download. Described as a psychological first aid guide, it is by New Zealanders and will also help schools and librarians working with children.

After Disaster: Responding to the psychological consequences of disasters for children and young people by Peter Stanley and Sarah Williams.

The free download has been made available by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Peter Stanley  and Sarah Williams are registered psychologists. The guide contains research-based information to help teachers, librarians and parents to understand children’s likely immediate and longer-term responses to disaster. It includes ideas of questions to prompt classroom discussion and activities to help students work through their experiences. Parents, Libraries and Schools are welcome to download all or parts of the book and share it with their communities.

2 thoughts on “Help for parents with stressed children

  1. Polly 10 September 2010 / 9:44 am

    I’ve got to say thanks very much for providing correct and non-scary updates to do with the earthquake and the Christchurch region.
    I’m reading you guys every day and it’s a lovely source of comfort.

    • richard 10 September 2010 / 10:10 am

      That’s very kind of you to say, thanks. 😉

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