1. The Irish Childhood Bereavement Pyramid an IntroductionICBN Conference 2014Presented by: Anne Marie Jones on behalf of ICBN Steering Group Sub-CommitteeCeline Deane, Orla Keegan,Ann DArcy and Anne Staunton
2. BackgroundSilverman (2000, p. 73)We cannot protect children from the pain or disruption of a loss - However, we can help them feel less overwhelmed.Dyregrov (2008, p. 14)Children have a great capacity for coping with different situations if the adult recovery environment can provide them with insight and understanding. 3. ICBN ObjectivesSupport professionalsSignpost families and carersInform the general publicAdvocate for bereaved children and young people 4. Content of the PyramidIntended as a quick reference guide for those who are concerned with identifying the needs of a child or young person who is bereaved.Review three facets of childhood bereavement: needs, supports/services and competenciesIdentifies four levels of need for children who are bereaved 5. Finally .Listening to children ..Spreading the word .Thanks ..