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Top Ten Children’s Books on Death and Bereavement

Uploaded 20/09/2017

From Michael Rosen’s Sad Book to Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Holly Webb, author of A Tiger Tale, shares the most touching books that help us talk and think about loss of a loved one.

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Support After a Murder or Violent Death

Uploaded 06/04/2017

Fact sheet from the Dougy Centre which outlines how to support children & teens after a murder or violent death.

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Understanding Childhood Bereavement

Uploaded 30/11/2017

National Alliance for Grieving Children – What children should understand about childhood bereavement

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Embrace FARM

Uploaded 02/03/2016

Embrace FARM was founded by Brian Rohan and his wife Norma, a farming family from Shanahoe, Co. Laois, in 2014 to provide a bereavement support group for farm families who, like them, have lost a loved one or, indeed, suffered serious injury in a farming accident.

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Understanding Children’s Grief

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Supporting Children Before a Death

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Supporting a Child at the Time of Death

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Funerals and Saying Goodbye

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Explaining Cremation to Children

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Going Back to School

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Sibling Loss

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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When Does a Child Need Professional Help?

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Helping Bereaved Children to Cope with Mother’s Day

Uploaded 20/04/2016

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network Fact Sheet.

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Teaching Self Compassion

Uploaded 27/11/2015

From the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement

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Bereavement in the workplace

Uploaded 30/09/2015

From the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement

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Adolescents and Grief

Uploaded 30/09/2015

From the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement

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FirstLight

Uploaded 04/09/2015

FirstLight offers support and information and promotes research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained death of a child.

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Bereavement Practice for Clinicians and Service Providers

Uploaded 01/07/2015

From the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement

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Help Kids Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Uploaded 14/05/2015

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Programme to Help Those Suffering Prolonged Grief

Uploaded 15/02/2014

Irish Hospice Foundation programme will support people ‘overwhelmed by their grief’.

Up to 7,000 people in Ireland can suffer each year from ‘Complicated Grief’ according to the Irish Hospice Foundation.

This health condition can last for years or even decades after a death.

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Bereavement : How Guidance Counsellors Can Support the Grieving Student

Uploaded 28/11/2013

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Supporting Grieving Children

Uploaded 02/10/2013

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Helping Families After an Emergency

Uploaded 02/10/2013

This booklet has been developed to give you information about a child’s needs and offers ways to help children after an emergency. It is intended to provide suggested ways to nurture children’s emotional healing

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Helping Children and Young People Cope with Crisis

Uploaded 02/10/2013

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William Worden – Tasks of Grief

Uploaded 05/12/2019

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When Does a Broken Heart Become a Mental Disorder?

Uploaded 05/12/2019

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You are not alone - HSE Directory of Bereavement Support Services 2013

Uploaded 25/09/2019

This directory lists the individual counsellors and organisations
across the country who provide services to those who are
bereaved. These range from local support groups, self-help
groups, voluntary and community-based groups to larger
organisations with multiple branches.

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ICBN Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People

Uploaded 25/09/2019

In this document, ICBN set out a way forward in the promotion of the child or young person’s
voice in Irish society, in order that their needs may be appropriately recognised and supported
when they are bereaved.

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Information Booklet

Uploaded 18/11/2016

The Children’s Grief Centre provides a place where children and young people can come to begin the process of healing with the support of friends, families and trained volunteers. The service is located in Westbourne, Ashbourne Avenue, SCR, Limerick.
All services are offered free of charge to children and young people and are available for as long as they need them.

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Psychologist Response for Seperated Parent

Uploaded 05/12/2019

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The Importance of Access to Parents after Separation

Uploaded 08/09/2016

Information from DM Burke Solicitors blog.

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Families Navigating a Separation

Uploaded 16/02/2014

Separating the Options - Video for young people with parents who are separating

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"I'm stuck in the middle"

Uploaded 25/09/2019

In this brochure, the Children's Grief Centre suggest how you can help your child through the process of separation/divorce to make it less difficult for everyone.

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Parenting Positively - Helping children to cope with Separation

Uploaded 25/09/2019

This booklet is for parents of teenagers who are separating or divorcing. When parents separate, it is a painful and stressful experience for a family. Every family member needs help and support to cope with the emotional consequences and changes it brings.

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Parenting Positively

Uploaded 25/09/2019

Coping with Separation - For Parents of children between 6 and 12. This booklet is one in a series on Parenting Positively. Parenting is a very rewarding job but one which can be difficult at times, especially when parents are faced with challenging situations. The aim of this series is to provide information and guidance to parents of children between the ages of 6 and 12 to help create a positive, loving and supportive relationship between you and your child.

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The Reading Agency’s Reading Well for Young People scheme

Uploaded 04/05/2016

The Reading Well for Young People book-list provides 13 to 18 year-olds with support and advice on common mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and stress, as well as difficult experiences like bullying and exams.

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Nick Luxmoore: Counselling Teenagers on Sex and Sexuality

Uploaded 04/05/2016

Nick Luxmoore reflects upon his new book “Horny and Hormonal” to discuss the significance of sex and sexuality in young people’s education, and how these often awkward subjects can begin to be broached by the adults who support them.

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Community Substance Misuse Team – Limerick

Uploaded 04/05/2016

The CSMT provides a free support service to under 18′s and their families. The service can be accessed directly by family members an/or referral from other services.

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Before Your Baby is Born

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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After Your Baby is Born

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Miscarriage and Stillbirth

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Adoption, Fostering and Surrogacy

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Children's Rights and Policy

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Services and Supports for Children

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Getting Married

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Married Couples

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Civil Partnerships

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Cohabiting Couples

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Parenting Alone

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Problems in Marriages and Other Relationships

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Separation, Divorce and Dissolution

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Civil Annulment

Uploaded 20/05/2016

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Sister Helen and Anne Comerford joined Sean O'Rourke on RTE's Today Show on the 20th Feb 2018

Uploaded 14/02/2016

Changes to the family unit whether through bereavement or separation can have profound effects on children.

Sister Helen Culhane was recently named as Limerick Person of the year for her work at the "Children’s Grief Centre" which provides support to children in these situations.

Sister Helen and Anne Comerford joined Sean O'Rourke in studio this morning, and on the phone Annette, whose children have used the Centre also spoke to the programme.

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Limerick 95FM - Children’s Grief Project

Uploaded 04/07/2015

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Helen Culhane Interviewed on Kildare FM Radion Show January 2019

Uploaded 20/11/2015

Children's Grief Centre Founder and Director, Sr Helen Culhane explains the story behind the centre and shares incredibly moving insights from the children she's supported over its decade-long existence. She and her colleagues are always learning from the incredible children who pass through the centre's doors.

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Live 95FM – Helen Culhanes Interview

Uploaded 06/09/2012

The Children’s Grief Project leader-Helen Culhanes interview on Limerick’s Live 95fm

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Clare FM's Gavin Grace interviews Helen Culhane, Director, Children's Grief Centre: May 2019

Uploaded 11/09/2019

Helen discusses her inspiration for setting up the Children's Grief Centre in 2009. To celebrate it's 10yr Anniversary, the Children's Grief Centre has organised a Conference titled Children and Loss 2019 to take place at LIT's Millennium Theatre in June.

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Grainne McPolin, RTE's Drivetime Show at the Children and Loss Conference June, 2019

Uploaded 11/09/2019

Grainne McPolin reports from a Children's Loss Conference in Limerick on the issue of separation and divorce and its impact on children is a growing issue in Ireland.

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Brendan O'Connor, RTE Radio & TV Broadcaster interviews Daniel McConnell May 2019

Uploaded 05/12/2019

Brendan O'Connor, RTE Radio & TV Broadcaster interviews Daniel McConnell with guests about their personal experiences of loss and grief

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Mariane Finucane, RTE Radio 1, talks to Olive Foley, Ambassador to the Children Grief Centre with Helen Culhane, Director, Children's Grief Centre

Uploaded 11/09/2019

Sr Helen Culhane founder of Limerick’s Children's Grief Centre and Olive Foley, Ambassador to the Centre, talk about grief and loss as well as the help and support provided by the Children's Grief Centre.

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The Shapes of Grief Podcast/blog hosted by Liz Gleeson

Uploaded 04/12/2019

The Shapes of Grief podcasts, hosted by Liz Gleeson is an educational resource for Healthcare professionals, therapists, educators and anyone who wants to better understand grief and how to support it. Here Liz interviews Sr. Helen Culhane, Founder & Director of the Children's Grief Centre. In this conversation, Helen and Liz discuss children’ grief and draw on their experience as counsellors to discuss some of the important themes that can come up for children who are grieving and offer some really practical suggestions on how to best support grieving children, whether their loss be bereavement or parental separation.

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Donor Policy

Uploaded 22/05/2018

Our pledge is to treat all our donors with respect, honesty and openness. We commit to being accountable and transparent so that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in CGC.

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Privacy Statement

Uploaded 22/05/2018

The Children’s Grief Centre is committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website in compliance with the Data Protection Acts

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Complaints & Whistleblowing Procedures

Uploaded 04/04/2017

You should voice your concerns, suspicions or uneasiness as soon as you feel you can – the earlier a concern is expressed, the easier and sooner action can be taken.

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Children's Grief Centre's Child Safeguarding Statement

Uploaded 25/09/2019

Children's Grief Centre provides support to school aged children and young people affected by loss through death, separation and divorce. The purpose of this policy is to safeguard children, young people and their families on our premises.

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Published Reports and Financial Statements

Uploaded 25/04/2018

The Children’s Grief Centre are committed to the principles of transparency and accountability in the charity sector. As part of this committment, published here is our Annual Report 2017 for you to read.

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Annual Report 2016

Uploaded 18/05/2019

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Parent Plan: Law Society of Ireland

Uploaded 12/04/2017

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Annual Report 2015

Uploaded 01/12/2016

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Annual Report 2018

Uploaded 25/09/2019

The Children's Grief Centre's Annual Report 2018