Helping Children Deal with Trauma

We created this resource in response to the Christchurch earthquakes.  It includes stories, tools and suggestions from our churches for helping children deal with trauma in their lives.  Download

Coping with Disasters

This is a helpful resource from Nigel Latta

Dealing with Grief:  Beyond Words – grieving when your child has died

by Andrew Thompson (Starship Hospital and Auckland University) and Tricia Irving Hendry (Skylight)

This handbook, published in New Zealand, is relevant to bereaved parents around the world. The book brings together the best mix of understanding, insight and support information possible with the comments insights, stories and letters of many bereaved parents. These are combined with warm colours and fantastic photography. The book offers honesty and frankness – which so many bereaved parents say they want – while also offering encouragement, comfort, grief management ideas, support options and hope. Supporting bereaved parents well is also one way of supporting other children or teens they may have, because they will be hurting and grieving too. For more information download a flyer or visit

The Skylight Trust

The Skylight Trust has many books, articles and flyers to help you help children who are grieving or traumatised.