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Talking to Children About Grief

The first steps... sharing difficult news with children.


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.

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Webinar: Teachers supporting bereaved children

Friday, July 17th, 2020

Event info Date: Aug 11th Time: 2-3pm Access: Register for free via Eventbrite. An online Zoom link will be provided. REGISTER for event This webinar will support teachers to have conversations in the classroom about bereavement that may arise due to the pandemic. The implications of COVID 19 has touched everyone in our society. We


Finding ways to help young people grieve under COVID-19 restrictions

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

In normal times, when someone is very unwell, we would encourage parents to allow children take part in opportunities to say goodbye to loved ones in any way they feel comfortable. Children and young people are usually very involved in a family member’s final days, in our end-of-life goodbyes and funeral traditions. It helps them


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