About this event
Children express grief differently, help them find their way…
This year we have all experienced loss – during the pandemic we have lost opportunities to do things like travel and party. When life returns to normal, we hope to get these things back – this is not the case for those of us who have experienced the death of a loved one.
This session will explore different ways to talk to children about grief and those hard to express emotions.
We will share practical ideas and information to help you have these challenging conversations and we will guide you through what to expect by age and developmental stage to help normalise reactions and behaviour.
Privacy; We understand that this subject can be very personal so please note that you will not be able to see or hear other attendees or they will not be able to see or hear you during the event. You will only be able to see and hear the speakers at the event.
The event is free and is aimed at adults supporting bereaved children. Register for this event if you are a parent, family members, teacher, childcare worker, youth/social worker etc.
Our chair person Brid Carroll will be the main speaker on the night with inputs from other ICBN colleagues. Brid works in the area of bereavement and will talk about the process of grief, the ways we can support children by understanding the way children grieve. We will also share some simple and practical ways to help children express their emotions and talk about hard feelings. There will be time allocated at the end of the event for attendees to ask Brid questions (through a text facility).