2022 National Symposium on Children's Grief

Symposium 2022

 

REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM

ABOUT THE NACG SYMPOSIUM:
The 25th National Symposium on Children's Grief will take place on June 29 - July 1, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.  The NACG is committed to ensuring a safe and engaging environment for the 2022 symposium. These will include limits in session rooms and hand sanitizing stations.  We will share additional information closer to the event.  

The National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG) Symposium is the longest-running and most comprehensive Childhood Bereavement Symposium offered in the United States. The NACG Symposium draws more than 400 children’s grief support professionals and volunteers from a variety of organizations throughout and outside the United States each year. The NAGC Symposium provides these individuals with learning experiences, concrete tools, and connection with like-minded individuals. Attendees are able to return home at the end of the NACG Symposium with new information and renewed energy as they continue to provide support to grieving children and teenagers in their local communities.

The Symposium is held in a different city in the United States each year to give professionals from around the country the opportunity to attend. Conference fees are kept low to accommodate all income levels for individuals and organizations. Scholarships are offered to those individuals and programs in need of financial assistance to attend.  Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for scholarship application opening announcements.

SYMPOSIUM GOALS: The Annual NACG Symposium offers participants the opportunity to learn of the latest research and clinical developments in working with grieving children and teens;  enhance skills and knowledge to deliver state-of-the-art services to grieving children and adolescents; engage in dialogue with colleagues,  clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professional to exchange ideas information, and clinical expertise.

The symposium offers varied Workshops on topics important to children's grief issues, program development, non-profit administration, activities, fundraising, and grief support models, to name a few.

Never been to a symposium?  We encourage you to come and connect with this community. Please reach out with any questions you may have.  We are happy to help.

The symposium breakout sessions with information on the workshops offered will be released by February 1st.  The block schedule is linked below.

Download 2022 Symposium Block Schedule 

2022 SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS AND ABSTRACTS


TARGET AUDIENCE: Professionals who work with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings, including social work, counseling, bereavement support programs, funeral service, faith-based organizations, healthcare organizations, hospice, schools, and aftercare programs.

SESSION RANKING:  Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this Symposium, sessions have not been ranked and are appropriate for all levels of professional development - beginning, intermediate, advanced.  Symposium attendees are urged to review the session descriptions for appropriateness for personal and professional development.

REGISTRATION FEE:

2022 Symposium Pricelist

In addition to the two and a half days of workshops, registration includes prepackaged lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and a ticket to the "New York Life Foundation Welcome Reception" on Wednesday night.

*Deadline to Register is June 10, 2022

CANCELLATION REFUND POLICY:
If you are unable to attend the symposium and wish to send a substitute, please provide the substitute’s name and contact information to the NACG as soon as possible. If no substitute is available, cancellations are refunded as follows:
100% refund on or before May 1, 2022
Full refund minus a $125 cancellation fee May 2 – May 31, 2022
No refund beginning June 1, 2022
Cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before the dates provided above. All cancellation or substitution requests should be emailed to

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
CE costs are included in the registration fee.  
The number of contact hours offered is TBD.
CE processing costs are included in the registration fee.
Additional information on Continuing Education will be provided when available.

ADA STATEMENT: ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate what your needs are at the time of registration. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notifications.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Conference activities and programs are offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. 

LOCATION:
Rosen Center Hotel, 9840 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (800) 204.7234 (In US & Canada-Reservations Only) or (407) 996.9842

Centrally located on popular International Drive and connected to the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Centre Hotel brings you within minutes of all the attractions and entertainment that make Orlando an exciting destination. In addition to being close to theme parks, shopping, and world-class golf, Rosen Centre Hotel is just 12 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

LODGING: Our hotel room block at the symposium location is full.  We have arranged room availability at a nearby hotel - the Rosen INN at Pointe Orlando. The rooms are based on availability so please go ahead and make your reservation if you plan to attend. 

  • Group Name: 25th Annual NACG Symposium on Children's Grief
  • Rate: $119.00 single/double $10.00 each additional adult
  • Cancellation policy: 72hr days prior to arrival

VENDORS, ADS & SPONSORSHIPS:

Showcase your program, products or organization as a vendor at the NAGC's Annual Symposium. Our symposium has a friendly, collegial atmosphere that is perfect for networking and sharing your ideas. Our costs are affordable for all budgets.

There are discounts for NACG members!

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A VENDOR

LEARN MORE ABOUT ADVERTISING IN OUR DIGITAL SYMPOSIUM GUIDE 

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 PAST SYMPOSIUM LOCATIONS:

1997 - Oberlin, Ohio
1998 - Cincinnati, Ohio
1999 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
2000 - Portland, Oregon
2001 - Portland, Maine
2002 - St. Louis, Missouri
2003 - San Antonio, Texas
2004 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2005 - Denver, Colorado
2006 - Chicago, Illinois
2007 - Birmingham, Alabama
2008 - Houston, Texas
2009 - Long Beach, California
2010 - Cleveland, Ohio
2011 - Boston, Massachusetts
2012 - Orlando, Florida
2013 - Phoenix, Arizona
2014- Atlanta, Georgia
2015- Portland, Oregon
2016- Indianapolis, Indiana
2017- Richmond, Virginia
2018- San Antonio, Texas
2019- Salt Lake City, Utah
2021- Virtual
2022-Orlando, Florida