Supporting parents, guardians and professionals who care for grieving children and young people
Education and Training
Support for schools during a bereavement
Directory of services
Children and Grief
Adolescents and Grief
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Educational resources from ICBN conference 2016
Fact sheets on how to support a bereaved child
Support for families
Welcome to the website of the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network! Here you will find information on how to support a child or adolescent who is bereaved.
By joining the ICBN you will be part of a coordinated approach to ensuring all children in Ireland have access to the bereavement support they need, when they need it.
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Children and Grief
Visit our easily downloadable fact sheets to help you with talking to bereaved children. Includes Funerals and saying goodbye, Mother's Day, Cremation, Going back to school and many more.
Download our fact sheets
Our online resource helps to empower primary school teachers to support a bereaved child through online learning materials and an animation.
Visit our online resource
The Irish Childhood Bereavement Care pyramid is a guide for adults in identifying and responding to the needs of children and young people who have experienced a loss.
For more information
Standards for supporting Bereaved Children & Young People
The ICBN has developed Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People. This document to be used by all adults, professionals, volunteer organisations and policy makers who are concerned about bereaved children.
Childhood Bereavement Week 2017
Bereaved Children's Week 2017 is on from the 13th to the 18th of November.
Talking to children about terror attacks
Children cannot be shielded from hearing about atrocities and terrorist attacks. Here are some useful sources of advice for parents and teachers developed by Winston's Wish and the Childhood Bereavement Network, UK and by an expert team in Norway.
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