The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network is delighted to announce the launch of our new website! We hope that the new website will be a useful resource for families, teachers and professionals working with with bereaved children and young people.
The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) works to promote the voice of bereaved children and young people in Ireland, recognising that theirs has traditionally been the silent voice of grieving. The ICBN Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People launched in November 2017 by the Ombudsman for Children, set out a way forward for
Bereaved Children’s Week 2017 is on from the 13th to the 18th of November. The Key messages …Children grieve to: Each child in a family grieves differently due to their personality, gender and the relationship they had with the person who has died. Unlike adults, children dip in and out of grief. It can be intermittent
The ICBN has developed, in draft format, Standards for supporting children who are bereaved in Ireland and we would welcome discussion and feedback on these. It is hoped the Standards will be implemented nationally and used as a best practice model to aspire to by those providing support to bereaved children. We welcome your feedback
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
This years conference is entitled ‘Quality Support: The Way Forward Standards | Care | Research’ and aims to look deeper into what quality childhood bereavement support involves for practitioners. The conference is an ideal opportunity for social workers, nurses, therapists and other professionals working with bereaved children to learn new skills, from recent evidence based research,
A new fact sheet has been developed that outlines how to talk to a child after a traumatic death has happened. Talking with Children about tragic events
Understanding Multicultural Grief in a Changing World Understanding Multicultural Grief in a Changing World, in the context of current events in Europe, is a hugely important subject. This conference will be of interest to both practitioners and academics in understanding the nature of grief in different cultural contexts. Offering an opportunity to participate in discussion
A new video has been launched by NHS Education Scotland on Talking to Children who are Bereaved.