New ICBN Website

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.


ICBN Launches Standards for Supporting 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


Childhood Bereavement Week 2017

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


Bereaved Children’s Week 2016 is here!

  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


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