Every November, the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) organises a series of events across Ireland to highlight bereaved children’s needs and provide a voice for them to be heard. Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week (BCAW) is to help raise awareness of the fact that children express grief differently; they feel the impact but may not have
Event info Date: Nov 23rd Time: 7:30-8:30pm Access: Register for free via Eventbrite. An online Zoom link will be provided. REGISTER for event 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
Thank you to all who attended our ‘How can teachers support Bereaved Children in the Classroom’ webinar last week in partnership with Irish Hospice Foundation During the webinar we had people joining us from every county of Ireland (including the North) and some people from as far afield as India, South America and the USA.
Event info Date: Aug 11th Time: 2-3pm Access: Register for free via Eventbrite. An online Zoom link will be provided. REGISTER for event This webinar will support teachers to have conversations in the classroom about bereavement that may arise due to the pandemic. The implications of COVID 19 has touched everyone in our society. We
In normal times, when someone is very unwell, we would encourage parents to allow children take part in opportunities to say goodbye to loved ones in any way they feel comfortable. Children and young people are usually very involved in a family member’s final days, in our end-of-life goodbyes and funeral traditions. It helps them
Grieving in exceptional times Under normal circumstances, grief can feel isolating, however during COVID-19 restrictions it is especially important to find ways to support and connect with each other. If there are teenagers or young people in your life, you will know this time of life can be characterised by restlessness. A young person’s reference
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
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
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
There will also be ICBN updates on latest developments and plans for this years Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 18th – 22nd November 2019. The workshops are FREE to ICBN members. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. If you are not yet a member and want to avail of these workshops log on & join ICBN TODAY.