The Irish childhood bereavement network: Supporting those working with grieving children and young people

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310934
Title:
The Irish childhood bereavement network: Supporting those working with grieving children and young people
Authors:
Irish Hospice Foundation; Family Support Agency (FSA)
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310934
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
The scoping study confirmed both an interest in and a perceived need for a network among practitioners working in childhood bereavement. Stakeholders acknowledged that some areas of service delivery were working well, with good community group programmes and independent practitioners available in some areas. The weaknesses highlighted by the stakeholders who attended focus groups included: a feeling of isolation in the work, the lack of a comprehensive directory of children’s bereavement services, the lack of any forum for information exchange and knowledge dissemination and the impact of financial and staffing cuts. The study concluded that, subject to the allocation of baseline funding, such a network has the potential to positively impact on the weaknesses identified in bereavement services for children and young people in Ireland.
Keywords:
BEREAVEMENT; CHILD

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Hospice Foundationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFamily Support Agency (FSA)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T15:55:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T15:55:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/310934-
dc.descriptionThe scoping study confirmed both an interest in and a perceived need for a network among practitioners working in childhood bereavement. Stakeholders acknowledged that some areas of service delivery were working well, with good community group programmes and independent practitioners available in some areas. The weaknesses highlighted by the stakeholders who attended focus groups included: a feeling of isolation in the work, the lack of a comprehensive directory of children’s bereavement services, the lack of any forum for information exchange and knowledge dissemination and the impact of financial and staffing cuts. The study concluded that, subject to the allocation of baseline funding, such a network has the potential to positively impact on the weaknesses identified in bereavement services for children and young people in Ireland.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen_GB
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDen_GB
dc.titleThe Irish childhood bereavement network: Supporting those working with grieving children and young peopleen_GB
dc.typeStudyen
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