The Quake Kids: ‘These children are biologically different’

VIDEO: Shelley Robinson, Geoff Sloan

Have you struggled to get mental health help for your child post-quake? Email shelley.robinson@starmedia.kiwi


During the February 22, 2011, 6.3 magnitude earthquake, teachers say children “bounced on the ground like ping-pong balls” while screaming in their turtle positions on school fields and playgrounds. Now, seven years later, about 70 per cent of Christchurch children have post-traumatic stress symptoms and assaults against school staff have doubled since 2011.  CTV takes a look at the Quake Kids.

 

 

 

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  1. This is VERY much the behaviour from the imprinting of DNA that the children of Holocaust Survivors are experiencing!
    The telemeres do tell a story, as do the adaptations of the DNA helix.
    Undergoing a traumatic and terrifying experience has now been proven to be a DNA and behavioural game changer according to AMA and Yale studies.
    Duke Uni backed this up, and so did Oxford.
    The kids need to de-compress, and maybe some Veterans can come in to the class rooms and discuss how they deal with the trauma of when they were in the military, and engaged in combat ops.

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