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Presentation on grief and grieving in different cultures for Barnardo’s team

On the November 3rd, 2010 Cairde delivered a presentation on grief and grieving in different cultures for Barnardo’s Bereavement Counselling for Children team.

This service works with families to help them support their child through the grieving process. It offers Counselling and therapy as well as operates a national Helpline which is often a first step in seeking support by families and professionals. Recently an increase in the ethnic minorities coming for help, usually via social workers or schools was noticed.

Cairde’s presentation focused on how different ethnic and national communities deal with bereavement.  Religious, national and regional customs and traditions from the Eastern and Central Europe, China and Africa were presented.

The Head of service in Barnard’s, Valerie Kelly commented on our presentation: “It was interesting and moving and so beneficial to our work. The feedback from therapists and bereavement helpline volunteers was very positive.”

More info: Iryna Pokhilo, hiac@cairde.ie

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