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08 Aug, 2016

The National Alliance for Grieving Children’s Annual Symposium was organized and launched in June 1997 by Mary Ann Emswiler and the New England Center for Loss and Transition. The first Symposium was held at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio with 48 participants from across the country.  In honor of the NAGC Symposium's 20th anniversary, Mary Ann Emswiler was invited to speak at this year's symposium this past June. She has graciously allowed us to reprint her speech.


Mary Ann Emswiler at the 20th Annual NAGC Symposium on Children's Grief:

When Andy called and asked if I would talk this morning about the start of the symposium and, by extension, the National Alliance, I said yes without thinking too much.

This is what gets me into trouble. 

27 Jun, 2016

Early on Monday morning, the week of the Symposium, Megan and I met with the hotel leadership staff at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. As we shared with them about the compassionate work of folks in our field, it was evident by their response that they got it – and that they were committed to helping us make this event a meaningful experience for everyone attending. I walked out of that meeting feeling excitement and energy looking toward Wednesday afternoon, as we welcomed hundreds of our colleagues and friends from across North America and the world! Today, following a wonderful experience together with all in attendance, my heart is filled with much gratitude!

10 Jun, 2016

Phyllis SilvermanThe National Alliance for Grieving Children sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Phyllis Silverman. Dr. Silverman has been a friend to so many of us over the years and for over 40 years has been a wonderful contributor to and supporter of the entire bereavement field.

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