Help for Families

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, or are worried about a child or young person, you can call the Child, Youth and Family freephone number anytime:

0508 FAMILY ( 0508 326 459 )

Help for Families Post Christchurch Earthquake

Earthquake Support Resources

These Skylight resources are available for download. See their website (http://www.skylight.org.nz/
Earthquake+Aftermath+Support
) also for further links and strategies:

- Post traumatic stress, coping after the Canterbury earthquakes download PDF (463 kb)
- Answering a child's questions about death and dying download PDF (369 kb)
- How can I help my child or teen after what has happened? download PDF (371 kb)
- When trauma and grief come to work download PDF (897 kb)

Useful earthquake support links

Barnardos - Coping afterwards - helping your child cope after the emergency:
http://www.barnardos.org.nz/Family%20Advice/Families%20and%20emergencies/Coping%20afterwards

It's Not Ok Campaign - family violence is never ok and it is ok to ask for help
:http://www.areyouok.org.nz/whats_new.php&news_id=250

Ministry of Education - How teachers can support young children, their fears and behaviour, after the Christchurch Earthquake:
http://www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation/EducationPolicies/Schools/School
Operations/CanterburyEarthquake/ECE/WellbeingAdviceForECE.aspx

Ministry of Education - Information for parents to support their child’s learning after the Christchurch earthquake:
http://www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation/EducationPolicies/Schools/School
Operations/CanterburyEarthquake/Parents/SupportingYourChildsLearning.aspx

Ministry of Health - Coping with stress
Factsheets include:
The stress of being under threat - information for adults and children
Common reactions to disaster
Stress after emergencies
Helping children
Helping adolescents
Families and disasters
Coping personally - general information for communities
Coping personally - information for health staff and volunteers
When someone you know has been through a traumatic experience
A guide for emergency response workers and their managers
http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/coping-with-stress-factsheets

Plunket - earthquake support and updates, including helping children cope after a disaster:
http://www.plunket.org.nz/about-us/earthquake-support-and-updates/

Relationship Services - coping, supporting children, taking care of your relationship:
http://www.relationships.org.nz/

Skylight - resources and strategies for those managing the loss and trauma of the Christchurch earthquakes:
http://www.skylight.org.nz/Earthquake+Aftermath+Support

SKIP - supporting family and friends after the earthquake:
http://www.skip.org.nz/strategies-for-parents/earthquake-support/index.html

UNICEF - helping children through disasters:
http://www.unicef.org.nz/article/1704/ChristchurchEarthquakeHelpingchildrenthroughdisasters.html

Help for Families General

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, or are worried about a child or young person, you can call the Child, Youth and Family freephone number anytime:

0508 FAMILY ( 0508 326 459 )

Jigsaw believes that every parent and caregiver, grandparent and family/whānau member wants to be the best they can possibly be when given the awesome responsibility of the care of a child. We all have to take responsibility to guide, protect and teach our children, but sometimes that can prove very stressful.

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