Main Irish Childhood Bereavement Network website:

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network. The ICBN is a member organisation. Members share a vision that all children and young people, together with the adults in their lives, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.



This website has resources for:

  • Teachers
  • Families
  • Professionals who work in the area of bereavement


Resources for teachers include:




A lot of these resources are in printable PDF. 


This is a really good video for teachers (4 mins):



Books (printable list available):

Using Picture Books to Support Children - Irish Childhood Bereavement Network

A huge variety of books address the theme of loss. Because of the interplay of verbal and visual stimuli, such books can offer a powerful opening to discussion on challenging topics. When a child is bereaved, adults – including teachers – sometimes go looking for a book to help them explain what is going on.