National Alliance for Grieving Children to host a Fall Conference and Live Webcast on Children’s Grief

September 14, 2015
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STUART, FL – September 10, 2015 – For Children’s Grief Awareness Month, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) will host a Fall Conference and live Webcast on children’s grief.  The first-time event will feature thought leaders from the field of childhood bereavement who appeal to a diverse audience, funeral service, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support professionals.

This half-day conference was created to serve as an educational platform to raise awareness, introduce professionals of diverse fields to the NAGC giving local organizations an innovative way to train staff and educate communities about childhood bereavement.

WHEN:           Thursday, November 12, 2015

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WHERE:         Rosen Plaza Hotel

9700 International Drive

Orlando, FL  32819

For Hotel accommodations call 407.996.9700

TIME:             Noon – 5:00 pm EST

11:00 am- 4:00 pm CST

9:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

For more information about the NAGC’s Fall Conference and live Webcast or to register to participate in this event please visit: www.childrengrieve.org.

Featured Presentations

Session One:    Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief and Loss: A Hospice Perspective

 Presented by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD – College of New Rochelle

Session Two:    Helping Children, Teens and Families after a Sudden or Unexpected Death

Presented by Donna Schuurman, EdD, FT – The Dougy Center

 

Session Three:   “OMG! You Actually Took a Child to a Funeral!?”

Re-childing death memorialization in a busy, ritual “lite” multicultural society.

Presented by Harold Ivan Smith, DMin, FT – Saint Luke’s Hospital, Carondolet Medical Institute

Three Ways to Participate

 

1)       Attend the Live Event

Cost:        $85.00 – NAGC members

$95.00 – Non-members

Plus an additional $25.00 for 4.5 CE’s

Register by November 6 and lunch will be provided. Registration will remain open until November 12.

Lunch is not included with registration after November 6.

2)      Watch the Live Webcast

Cost:        Individual

$120.00 – NAGC members

$130.00 – Non-members

Plus an additional $25.00 for 4.5 CE’s

3)      Host a Live Event

Cost:      Organization

               $120.00 – NAGC members

$130.00 – Non-members

$50.00 Administrative fee, plus $25.00 per person for the

NAGC to offer 4.5 CE’s through a CEU sponsor

Register by November 6 to watch the webcast if CE’s are required. Registration will remain open until November 12 if CE’s are not required through the NAGC’s CEU sponsor.

For more information about the NAGC’s Fall Conference and Live Webcast on Children’s Grief and other resources available for those in funeral service please stop by the NAGC booth (#956) at the NFDA Convention and Expo or call Kathy Wisnefski, Chief Development Officer at 414.791.7479.

To find a local grief support center visit www.childrengrieve.org or visit the NAGC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NAGCnews or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nagcnews.

About the National Alliance for Grieving Children

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a not for profit organization that promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them. Through the collective voice of its members and partners the Alliance exist to advocate, educate and raise awareness of issues related to childhood bereavement. NAGC has more than 500 members across the United States who advocate in their own local communities and work to build relationships with local schools, social service agencies and after school care programs. www.childrengrieve.org.

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