Many children will experience symptoms of psychological distress after the recent earthquake and aftershocks. This is part of a normal and healthy stress response to such a traumatic event.
Below are some links to information that you may find of use in helping yourself and your child to cope.
Possible psychological reactions to an earthquake
This was advice published after the initial earthquake relating to possible anxiety symptoms that children and adults may experience. It gives suggestions for for coping strategies.
Information Sheet for Parents
Tips on supporting children
The following articles have been published by the Ministry of Education and contain information and helpful tips for teachers and parents supporting children after the earthquakes.
Tips for supporting children who are on the Autistic Spectrum