Recommended Resources

Articles and Resources: COVID-19 – Reliable Sources of Information

Social media is currently filled with information, some of it misinformation, about COVID-19. For those who want to understand more about what is currently known about this virus, and how to minimise its spread, we suggest the following websites.

New Zealand Ministry of Health

Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor (NZ)

World Health Organisation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US)

Strategies for Coping with Coronavirus:  Coronavirus: How to cope with the mental fallout

Resources for Supporting Children

There are a number of helpful resources for parents, whānau and teachers, to assist in helping children and young people understand what is going on, and how to meet their needs.

How to teach your children how hand washing helps prevents the spread of coronavirus:  Dr Michelle Dickinson aka Nanogirl

How to Talk to Kids about the Coronavirus: Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children about Coronavirus: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

How to Talk to your Teen: Harvard Medical School

How to Talk to your Kids about Coronavirus: PBS Kids

Activities with Children at Home

Whānau may be spending more time at home in the coming time, if so these links to suggestions for home-based activities may be helpful.

Talking is Teaching

First Things First


The following organisations have resources and suggestions for parents and other adults who are supporting children and young people following traumatic events. We hope these will be helpful, both for adults and the children or young people they are supporting.

Ministry of Health (these resources are available in English, Arabic, Indonesian, Malay and Turkish with further translations underway) – click here

Oranga Tamariki – click here

The Parenting Place – click here

Save the Children – click here

Ministry of Education – click here

University of Southern California – click here

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – click here

American Academy of Pediatrics – click here

Mental Health Foundation – click here

Beyond Blue – click here

Whakmana te tamaiti. The early years last forever

Resources are available for purchase or download. They can be purchased by clicking here; alternatively they can be downloaded below.

Early Years Last Forever Pamphlet – click here.

Early Years Last Forever Booklet – click here.

Unravelling the adolescent brain