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Plans to form North Dublin network to support bereaved children

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and St Francis’ Hospice, with The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN), are looking to form a regional network to support bereaved children in the North Dublin region.   The ICBN will host a meeting on the topic of ‘supporting children through grief’ on April 23rd in St Francis Hospice, Raheny between 9.30am and 1pm.   The event is open to all professionals in the North Dublin region who come in contact with bereaved children, including youth workers, teachers, nurses, social workers and counsellors.   The meeting is free to attend and will provide an opportunity for attendees to network with each other and discuss the challenges in addressing the needs of bereaved children and how a regional network could help serve bereaved children in the area.   At the meeting the Chair of the ICBN, Brid Carroll, will provide an insight into how children grieve and how best to support them through their loss.   Anne Marie Jones, Principal Medical Social Worker at Temple Street Children’s Hospital will introduce the Irish Childhood Bereavement Care Pyramid, a resource for those concerned with identifying and responding to the needs of a child who is bereaved.   The Pyramid was developed by the ICBN and it is the first time in Ireland that complex information regarding a grieving child has been brought together in a user friendly way. It was launched by Minister James Reilly in 2014.   The ICBN is a hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families in Ireland. It is funded by Tusla, the Child and family Centre and The Irish Hospice Foundation.   To attend you must RSVP to Nicola.jordan@hospicefoundation.ie. There is no charge for the event.   For more information on ICBN see www.childhoodbereavement.ie Tags: , ,
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