Helping your kids cope with the earthquakes


On our Resources page we have some information to help families cope with the trauma of earthquakes. These resources were developed after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Safe and Sound — Helping families coping with disaster

There are some simple things mums and dads can do to help their kids through these difficult times. Nigel Latta.

Clinical psychologist Nigel Latta presents information to help parents guide their children through post-earthquake trauma.

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Information Sheet for Parents:

Useful links

  • Get Ready Get Thru

    The information in this website will help you learn about the disasters that can affect you and what you can do to be prepared before they happen. And knowing what to do during and after these disasters will also help you and your loved ones keep safe and get through.

  • EQC

    New Zealanders feel about 150 earthquakes a year. While many are small, those that are strong and close to centres of population can cause great damage and sometimes loss of life. For this reason, it’s important for New Zealanders to know how to prepare for and respond safely to earthquakes.