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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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New ICBN Website

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network is delighted to announce the launch of our new website! We hope that the new website will be a useful resource for families, teachers and professionals working with with bereaved children and young people.


ICBN Launches Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) works to promote the voice of bereaved children and young people in Ireland, recognising that theirs has traditionally been the silent voice of grieving. The ICBN Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People launched in November 2017 by the Ombudsman for Children, set out a way forward for


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