List of online resources about and to support Bereaved Children

The library has developed two subject comprehensive subject pages for the HSE Dr Steeven’s Library website, one on Palliative and end-of-life care and the other on bereavement and grief. They are a good starting point for insight and research into these subjects and can be accessed below. Access resources Children’s Grief HERE 

Childrens database

Website developed by the office of the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMC) comprehensive site providing access to research and information on children with links to research publications, databases, key policy documents, library & information centres and websites

Childhood Bereavement Network

CBN ‘Grief matters for children’ campaign aims to provide information and support for bereaved young people. This site also includes links and publications for professionals.
Winston’s Wish UK children’s bereavement charity. Winston’s Wish is a leading UK bereavement charity providing support to bereaved families. This site features advice for parents addressing the issue of serious illness and children facing the death of a loved one.
A community supporting and bringing together childrens research organisations in Ireland
A leaflet with useful tips to help parents or guardians talk to children and help them understand death.
US centre providing support & counselling for bereaved children. Site features resource links and materials like books & DVD can be purchased online
National Centre for childhood Grief (Austraila) Features links to resources & publications for those working with bereaved children.

BBC Health – talking to children about bereavement

Advice on talking to children about death from Barbara Monroe.

Resources for teachers & schools

Department of Education & skills – Links to pdf of Department of Education publication ‘Responding to critical incidents’ and resources for teachers

National Centre for guidence in Education – Handbook

Article on How Guidance Counsellors Can Support the Grieving Student features an overview on bereavement theory and advice for teachers

Childhood Bereavement Network – Advice to teachers and schools

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