ICBN Conference, November 18th 2016

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,


Understanding Multicultural Grief in a Changing World, September 15th and 16th – Leicester

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


Phyllis Silverman 1927-2016: A reflection

                Phyllis Rolfe Silverman 1927-2016: a reflection                                 It was with great sadness that I learned this morning of the death of Phyllis Silverman in her home city of Boston USA.  I was immediately brought back to the week of 9/11. The Annual HEBER conference was organised for All


Europe on board for Family Bereavement Network

Brid Carroll, Chair of ICBN, met with MEP Brian Hayes to advance the prospect of a Family Bereavement Network for Europe. We are delighted to have support at this level in Europe and are hopeful that funding will become available to develop such a network.


New article: How guidance counsellors can support the grieving student

“The challenge facing Guidance Counsellors is to discover how best to help the bereft student by finding out what helps them most. No single model of bereavement or grief is recommended above any others, as all have various components that may be useful. An important aspect of the Guidance Counsellor’s role is to listen and