Storytelling – starting difficult conversations with children

storytelling starting difficult conversations with children

Talking to children about death is never easy. Using storybooks can be a good way to open these hard conversations and they can also give adults the language to make it easier. Reading stories over and over can really help children understand as they often need things to be repeated, again and again. Here are

Bereavement workshops 2021

bereavement and loss workshops ICBN

For 2021, we have a number of workshops focusing on childhood and adolescent loss and bereavement. They are aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with children and who would like to understand more about loss and grief. They will be delivered online. These workshops book out fast so if you are interested, please register

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2020

Bereaved childrens awareness week 2020

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

Webinar: Understand and support bereaved children and young people

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

Teacher Webinar Resource Pack now available

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.

Webinar: Teachers supporting bereaved children

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

Finding ways to help young people grieve under COVID-19 restrictions

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

Supporting teenagers to grieve under COVID-19 restrictions

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

Helping Children Grieve During COVID-19 Restrictions

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