We are delighted to collaborate with Vision Ireland to bring forward some accessible resources to support families experiencing bereavement and loss. As adults we often are unsure of the words to use and how to have these difficult and emotional conversations. Vision Ireland and ICBN recognised the need to ensure that supportive and empowering information is accessible for all families, and we are delighted to expand our resource options within our website.
Audio version of ‘Understanding Children’s Grief’, St. Francis “Finding your way through grief: For teenagers and young adults” and “Always in My Heart: A book for children about grieving” are available below.
Anyone who wishes to avail of the accessible Braille and audio versions of both resources can do so through Library@ncbi.ie.
Find out more information here.
Page 1: Front page and Introduction
Page 1 – 3: Age Groups
Page 4: Families
Page 4: Schools
Page 4 – 5: How Can I hep? and ICBN Details
The book was written by the social work team of St Francis Hospice Dublin in collaboration with bereaved families. The stories in it are real-life examples, with names and details changed. This book is designed to be used by parents and guardians to support and guide a child as they grieve. All names and situations have been adapted, so the stories included are not one child’s story, but rather an amalgamation of the worries and experiences that many children have described. This book is available free of charge to anyone who might find it helpful. See audio below:
This book was written by the social work team of St Francis Hospice Dublin in collaboration with bereaved teenagers. These young people speak in the book about what helped them in their grief, and we hope this will help others understand how grief can affect us and what can help. This book is available free of charge to anyone who might find it helpful. See audio below: