Are you a professional working with bereaved children in Ireland?
profesionalsThe Irish Childhood Bereavement Network is a hub for professionals working with bereaved children, young people and their families in Ireland. It was established in 2012 to:

Support professional’s to deliver high quality  and accessible bereavement support;

Signpost families and carers to a directory of bereavement support services;

Inform the general public regarding issues involved in childhood loss;

Advocate for bereaved children, young people and those supporting them.

The ICBN is a member organisation and membership is open to professionals working directly with bereaved children, those who occasionally support them and people interested in the area of children and young people’s loss.


Benefits of membership:

  • Regular updates of international evidence based research relevant to childhood bereavement
  • Free and discounted national training and networking events
  • Monthly E-zine highlighting news from the sector, a spotlight on a particular issue, funding, research, events and more!
  • Inclusion of your service in our list of subscribers
  • Policy and best practice guidelines
  • Discounted membership to the Irish Hospice Foundation E-learning platform

For more information on membership click here.  See also ourBereavement Resources section.

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The ICBN held its first conference ‘Bereaved Children: Understanding the frameworks of support’ in October 2014. The conference was an opportunity for the ICBN to launch its Bereavement Care Pyramid to hear from international speakers and for ICBN members to network with others providing support to bereaved children.

Please visit our multimedia page to see video and power point presentations from the conference.


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