Pastoral Help in Times of Crisis
Times of crisis, both in NZ and overseas, give churches the opportunity to give pastoral support to children and to families. The links and resources on this page will help you find ways to give support and encouragement.
Links to helpful articles and resources:
The Parenting Place have some awesome videos to help parents talk with their children about the crisis we are facing.
Practical steps to help parents coach their own children through some of the emotions happening around the lockdown.
Pause, hold, engage: a simple tool for complex problems
Helping Children With Scary News (by The Jesus Storybook author Sally Lloyd-Jones) and Talking to Kids About Coronavirus provide helpful tips for conversations rooted in hope.
Breath Prayers for Anxious Times provides simple suggestions for how to use the ancient practice of meditative prayers during times of anxiety. Helpful for all ages.
Feelings are ok - David Goodwin (book)
Helping children manage stress
Two lessons that develop emotional resilience
Excellent aged based guides for parents:
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide -Pre Schoolers
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide -Primary school
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide -Intermediates
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide - High School