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The Christchurch massacre is one of the most extreme acts of terrorism the world has seen in recent times. For New Zealand, it was a loss of innocence. SchoolTV was actually filming in Auckland when news broke of the harrowing events unfolding in Christchurch.  Unfortunately, this will impact on many young people throughout Australia and New Zealand. Some parents and caregivers may struggle to explain this tragedy to their young people, many of whom are already struggling with high levels of anxiety about the state of their world.  It is important to put this event into context for children of all ages. Although we cannot control what happens in our world, we can choose the way we respond. The distressing nature of this event will never be forgotten, but at the same time we should not allow it to permanently disturb or destroy our future generations.

In this Special Report, parents and care givers are provided with practical strategies on how to talk their children in a reassuring manner. It will also highlight the necessity to be aware of the signs of trauma, should your daughter be adversely affected. 

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact us at Siena College for further information.

 

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