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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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Bereavement workshops 2021

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

For 2021, we have a number of workshops focusing on childhood and adolescent loss and bereavement. They are aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with children and who would like to understand more about loss and grief. They will be delivered online. These workshops book out fast so if you are interested, please register


Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2020

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

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. Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week (BCAW) is to help raise awareness of the fact that children express grief differently; they feel the impact but may not have


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