Vision Ireland Collaboration – Accessible Resources

    Today marks the launch of six new Braille and audio resources for children who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. This was done in collaboration with Vision Ireland (previously NCBI) and St. Francis Hospice. The launch of the accessible versions of the books coincides with the ICBN’s Bereaved Children’s Awareness

Press Release: Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2023

  Calling for Increased Investment in Children’s Bereavement Services On Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week (November 13 – 17), The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN), a hub of Irish Hospice Foundation and supported by Tusla, is calling on Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman for increased investment in children’s bereavement services to ensure

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2023

      Children grieve too. So, what can you do?   Why This Campaign? Most children can manage and learn to live with their grief with the appropriate support from their family and key adults in their lives.  However, this is based on the premise that the adults surrounding the child have accurate and up-to-date information on the impact

Professional Certificate in Children and Loss 2023/2024

The Professional Certificate in Children and Loss (Level 9) are now accepting applications for 2023/2024.The course aims to equip professionals who work with children/adolescents with the skills to understand and support them when grieving. When a child experiences loss, either through death or a parental separation, their needs are often misunderstood or overlooked. Children may

Bereaved Children on Mother’s Day

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Grieving children may feel particularly sad on Mother’s Day, missing their mum’s presence. We should not try to take these feelings away, or to distract children. It can be helpful to acknowledge their often strong emotions and to listen to how things are for the child. Although their mother is no longer with them, children

Interested in learning more about Children’s Grief

Applications are invited from professionals whose work brings them into contact with children who are bereaved through a family death or parental separation. The course will be of interest to teachers, chaplains, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, counsellors, nurses and others who meet bereaved children in their work. Professional Certificate in Children and Loss

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2021

bereaved childrens awareness week nov 2021

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. Please find a selection of resources and graphics for use in workplaces and communities to raise awareness about Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2021 on our Promotional