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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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Mind The Gap: Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2019

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

‘MIND YOURSELF SO YOU CAN MIND ME’. This was the message from bereaved children to adults at the launch of the ‘Mind The Gap’ creative project for Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week at the Mansion House Dublin today (Thursday 21 November). Children handle grief better when the adults around them get support to deal with their


Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2019

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Children experience the pain of loss of a death as intensely as adults but they will express it in different ways. Adults instinctively want to shield or protect children from death. No one can fix or reverse what has happened but as an adult you can do your best to help children through the reality


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