Bereaved Children’s Week 2016 is here!


It’s Bereaved Children’s Week and we are busy with events  happening all over the country!
We held ourfirst Dialogue Day with key stakeholders in the education sector to look at the needs of bereaved children in the class room which generated great energy and enthusiasm moving forward.
ICBN members and other interested people are holding 18 different events including  talks in libraries, parishes, schools, information stands, coffee mornings and a remembrance event for local communities.
We are also holding our 2nd annual conference, this Friday, which I know many of you will be attending where we will launch Irish childhood bereavement standards for consultation.
We have had great media coverage so far with a 2 page feature in the Irish Times by Sheila Wayman and an interview on Newstalk Radio and EastCoast FM.
The Key messages for Bereaved Children’s Week are:
  • Children’s grief is not a once off event

  • Bereaved children protect the adults in their lives

  • It is ok to be sad with your bereaved child

  • Children don’t always want to or need to talk

Follow us on twitter for some pictures from the week @ICBNIrl

List of Events:

University College Hospital Galway,  information stand in foyer

Limerick Institute of Technology, Lunchtime seminar

Children’s Grief Centre, Limerick, November 16th, 5pm

Child & Family Centre Portlaoise, Talk

Blakestown and Mountview NYP, Dublin, November 18th, 10am

Laura Lynn Hospice, Leporadstown, Dublin

Barnardos, North Inner City, Dublin

Family Resource Centre, Arklow

Our Lady’s Hospice and care services, Harolds Cross

SHEP, Cork

St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Dublin,  Wednesday, 16th November, 11am

The Bessborogh Centre, Cork, November 15th,

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

CAMHS, Ballymun

Sofia Counselling Centre, Kiltegan

Milford Hospice, Limerick, November 23rd

The Guardian Project, Arklow, November 17th, 12pm

Loughboy library, Kilkenny, November 15th, 2pm

Temple Street Children’s Hospital