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Bereaved Children's Awareness Campaign, November 14-18

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Bereaved Children’s Awareness Campaign, November 14-18

By 30th October 2022No Comments

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.

Children are the “hidden mourners” in our society they feel the loss over a lifetime, and in different ways: as they grow and learn to understand the real meaning of death and loss.

Every child has different needs, perspectives and understandings of what death means.

For this year’s awareness campaign, members of the public are being urged to take one minute to watch this video to learn how you they can help: Children grieve too. So, what can you do?

We know that all adults can help by understanding and seeing the needs of bereaved children, so watch and share this short video to help build a compassionate community where bereaved children are supported to express grief.

You can also register now for a series of great online events taking place over the coming weeks:

Supporting Children & Young People with Additional Needs Through Grief

Wednesday  9th November, 12.30 – 2pm

This online session is aimed at professionals working with children who are interested in broadening their understanding of children’s grief and hearing about the issues involved in supporting children who may have challenges/additional needs with their grief.

The format will include inputs identifying the supports that may help, showcasing some projects and identifying options for future development

Click here to register.

Supporting Your Child Through Grief – An Online Evening for Families

Monday 14th November, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

This session is aimed at parents and family members supporting children who are experiencing grief to acknowledge that conversations with children about death and dying are hard, sometimes we need guidance and support to deal with the feeling and emotions that arise.

Information will be available to help parents and family members understand how children and young people grieve and explore some of the common responses and reactions.

Click here to register.

Knowledge & Development sharing in the Bereavement Community – Q&A Session

Wednesday November 16th  ,12.30 – 2pm

This online session is aimed at professionals working with children who are interested in broadening their understanding of children’s grief. The session is planned to acknowledge that professionals supporting bereaved children and young people are faced with many different scenarios.

This time is being set aside to create a safe place to share and learn, to unpick some of the challenging cases and scenarios to help participants support each other in their work with bereaved children. This is an opportunity for participants to share, support and empower each other to reflect and learn through a Q&A format.

Click here to register.

Working with Bereaved Children – Examples of Practice & Lesson Learned

Thursday November 17th, 12.30 – 2pm

This online session is aimed at professionals working with children interested in broadening their understanding of children’s grief and hearing from bereavement service providers about the issues involved in supporting children with their grief.

The format will include inputs from three services, highlighting the process, practice & lessons learned  from group work with bereaved children and young people.

Click here to register.

Julie Stokes Book Masterclass in Conjunction with the UK Children’s Bereavement Network

Tuesday 22nd November, 12pm -1pm

In conjunction with the UK CBN this event will take the form of an online session for members with Julie sharing the lessons and learning from her book, “You Will Be Okay:Julie Stokes“.

Click here to register.

How can you get involved in the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) campaign this November

You can get involved by the following:

 

For information on local bereavement supports please click HERE.
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