Recently published research reveals that children whose development has been most affected by the earthquakes – junior class students in 2016 – have significantly higher incidences of post-traumatic stress and behaviour problems, than cohorts of children before the earthquake.
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Principal, Kylie Piper, and Junior Class Teacher, Liana Kerry, explain how Shirley Primary School staff have modelled for their children ways of managing earthquake challenges as opportunities to build resilience.
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Liberty, K., Tarren-Sweeney, M., Macfarlane, S., Basu, A., & Reid, J. (2016). Behavior problems and post-traumatic stress symptoms in children beginning school: A comparison of pre- and post-earthquake groups. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2016 June 22. Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.2821c82fbc27d0c2aa9e00cff532b402.