2022 Annual Symposium on Children's Grief

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Join us and celebrate 25 years of the National Symposium on Children's Grief!

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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 450 children’s grief support professionals and volunteers from a variety of organizations throughout and outside the United States each year. The NACG Symposium provides these individuals with learning experiences, concrete tools, and connections 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.

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.

In addition to the two and a half days of workshops, registration includes breaks and a ticket to the "New York Life Welcome Reception".

Registration opens December 2021

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit for this event is To Be Determined


Join us June 29 - July 1, 2022 at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Florida for the NAGC's 25th Annual Symposium on Children's Grief.


9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819

Phone:  407-996-9840 or  800-800-9840

Fax:  407-996-2659


LODGING: Details to follow



Additional Symposium Information

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 after-care 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.

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.

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 subject to a $25 cancellation fee and refunded as follows:

    Full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee  through April 30, 2022
    Partial refund minus a $100 cancellation fee  through May 31, 2022
    No refund beginning June 1, 2022

Cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before the dates provided above. All of our refunds need to go through the NACG's accountant who will issue and mail a check. When requesting a refund, please include the full name to whom the check should be made and a mailing address.

All cancellation or substitution requests should be emailed to

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- Online