The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network
The ICBN is a member organisation. Members share a vision that all children and young people, together with the adults in their lives, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.
Talking to children about death is never easy. Using storybooks can be a good way to open these hard conversations and they can also give adults the language to make it easier.
Bereaved Children's Awareness Week
Every November, the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) organises a series of events across Ireland to highlight bereaved children’s needs and provide a voice for them to be heard...
Grieving children may feel particularly sad on Mother’s Day, missing their mum’s presence. We should not try to take these feelings away, or to distract children. It can be helpful to acknowledge their often strong emotions and to listen to how things are for the child. Although their mother is no longer with them, children
Applications are invited from professionals whose work brings them into contact with children who are bereaved through a family death or parental separation. The course will be of interest to teachers, chaplains, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, counsellors, nurses and others who meet bereaved children in their work. Professional Certificate in Children and Loss