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June 22 to 24, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia

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21 Dec, 2016

The holiday season is painful for adults after the death of a loved one, but it can be even more isolating and distressing for children if they are not given ample guidance from the adults in their lives. Here are some suggestions for how to help your children during the holidays:

20 Oct, 2016

The month of November has been set aside as a special time to consider the needs of the many children around the world grieving the death of people in their lives. Children’s Grief Awareness Month provides an opportunity to educate the public about childhood grief, advocate for children who are grieving, and remind ourselves what bereaved children need from us each day. This year, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is rolling out the #HeartforChildren campaign. This campaign starts with one simple questions, “Do you remember what it was like to be a child?”

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. 

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