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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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Helping Children Grieve During COVID-19 Restrictions

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Grieving in exceptional times During these weeks of isolation, sadly some families will experience the death of a loved one; it may be due to COVID-19 or it may be completely unrelated. It’s natural to want to protect and shield children when someone dies; however, we need to talk to children to help them feel


Professional Certificate in Children and Loss 2020

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in association with The Irish Hospice Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 Professional Certificate in Children and Loss (Level 9). Details, schedule of dates and application procedure can be found on the following link:- www.rcsi.ie/pgchildrenandloss. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, 1st May


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