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Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2018

Third National Bereaved Children’s Week runs from 15-22 November
-  Supporting Parents, Carers, and Bereaved Children
   
The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) is hosting the 3rd national Bereaved Children’s Week from Thursday 15 November 2018 to highlight the needs of bereaved children and how to support them through difficult periods of loss.
The week coincides with Universal Children’s Day on November 20 and is aimed at those supporting bereaved children including parents, carers, teachers, sports groups, faith communities or friends in their local communities.
‘Children Grieve Too’ is the key message for next week
In Ireland 80 people die daily. These are the parents, grandparents, cousins and siblings of our 1.2million children. Children grieve too with 2.2% of nine year olds having lost a parent, 6% a close friend and 28% a grandparent.
Events are taking place nationwide including dedicated awareness days in Cavan General Hospital, St James’ Hospital and at LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. The week begins with a National Conference of the ICBN on Thursday 15 November at Woodquay in Dublin
The ICBN is hosted by the Irish Hospice Foundation and funded together with Tulsa. See www.childhoodbereavement.ie for more info.
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