This webinar series was created in response to the research of Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty of University of Canterbury. Kathleen’s research into stress reactions in children and approaches parents and caregivers can use to help our tamariki through times of stress are a wonderful resource. We hope they can help you and your whanau work out a plan to deal with stressful times.

Ginny Larsen and Kim Button of Neighbourhood Trust developed the concept of creating these webinars. The webinars are based on the research of Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty, University of Canterbury, with assistance from Liz McNaughton, Te Paeroa RTLB Cluster 34, and Bree Liberty. Scripting was carried out by Vincent Konrad. Animations and production by Tom Linklater of Papanui Youth Development Trust. Presented by Dai Henwood and published by Neighbourhood Trust.

This was all made possible with support from Papanui Youth Development Trust, Christchurch City Council, Tindall Foundation, Rata Foundation, Ministry of Social Development, Canterbury Primary Principals Association, Te Paeroa RTLB, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.

Your Child and Stress Webinar 1 – Stress Inside and Out​

This initial video explains the kinds of stress we and our tamariki commonly face, including traumatic stress. It explains our responses to these kinds of stress and what these responses can look like.

Your Child and Stress Webinar 2 – Stress Science​

This webinar focuses on stress science and what happens to your child’s body and brain when they are stressed.  

Your Child and Stress Webinar 3 – Addressing Stress

This video shows us the 4 most common stress reactions: self-regulation, automatic reactive coping, dependent coping and withdrawing. Have a look and see what you recognise in your own kids.

Your Child and Stress – Webinar 4 – Addressing Stress​

In this, our 4th installment, we cover how to help your tamariki calm down when they show the different stress reactions we learnt about in Webinar 3. Some great suggestions here!

Your Child and Stress – Webinar 5 – Steps to Success​

This webinar shows you the steps to take to use emotional coaching to calm your child when they are feeling stressed. There are also tips for ourselves as parents and caregivers to use when we are feeling stressed!

Your Child and Stress – Webinar 6 – Top Tips

Our final webinar holds some top tips from everything we’ve learned over the last 5 webinars. It’s a great reminder of the things we can do to help our tamariki, and ourselves, cope with stress. We thank you for the support, encouragement, likes and shares you’ve given this series.