Irish Childhood Bereavement Care Pyramid


Audience: healthcare professionals, parents

This is a guide for professionals and concerned adults in identifying and responding to the needs of children and young people who have experienced a loss.

An expert group working in the area of childhood bereavement was convened to review the adult and child bereavement literature and pertinent policies (international and local), in order to establish existing models of bereavement care and core dimensions of best practice.  From this review and building on practice experience, a framework was created and piloted with medical, social work and educational professionals and parents.

The pyramid is supported by a document which includes more detail on each of the components of the pyramid.

The pyramid was published by the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network.

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