Bereavement Resources

This section provides information on a range of bereavement resources for professionals and is suitable for counsellors, social workers, psychologists and other professionals meeting bereaved children.

The ICBN is an organisation providing information and support to families, carers and professionals working with bereaved children in Ireland.  If you would like to share a resource that is not listed on this website and is particularly helpful in your work with bereaved children please share it with us here.


071_Child_BereavementIreland’s first Childhood Bereavement Care Pyramid was launched on October 4th, 2014 by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. James Reilly in Dublin Castle.  This pyramid is supported by a document which includes more detail on each of the components of the pyramid.  For more information please click here.










Childhood Bereavement in Ireland – Factsheet

Supporting families

Helping children before a death

Helping children after a death 

Bereavement care standards

Developmental responses to grief

Support for children with a disability

 Talks and presentations from ICBN conference 2016 

Here you will find a range of books, video’s and websites that also provide information and guidance on how to support a bereaved child.

Leading organisations have published helpful leaflets and booklets which  are a good tool for you as a professional to disseminate to parents and families whom you support.  Each leaflet focuses on a specific area and outlines tips and information for families to help them support and talk to a child who is bereaved. They can be downloaded and printed using the links below:

Understanding Grief

When someone you care about is bereaved

Talking to children about traumatic death

Grief at Christmas

Grieving the loss of  a pet

Helping teenagers to cope with death

Coping with death: For parents of children between 6 and 12

Coping with death: For Children aged 6 -12

Death: Helping children understand 




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