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The National Alliance for Grieving Children is honored to bring you educational experiences each month. Our webinars are offered at least once a month and are 90 minute sessions including time for questions. Now we are also happy to off CE's attached to one webinar per month. In order to receive CE's participants must attend the entire webinar missing no more than 5 minutes of the webinar. The success of our webinars depends upon the participation, sharing and offerings from those working in this field.

Webinars are affordable for the general public and free for NAGC members.

Please consider being a presenter!
Please consider presenting your discoveries, innovative ideas and best practices as we work together to support grieving children and their families. All applications will be reviewed by the Education committee on a monthly basis.

If you are interested in applying, click HERE.

Upcoming Live Webinars

Your Roadmap to CBEM Data
September 29, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Michaeleen (Micki) Burns, PhD and Laura Landry PhD

Exploring Día de los Muertos as a Way to Support Bereavement Programming (For NAGC Members Only)
October 6, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 2:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Cristina M. Chipriano, LCSW-S

What Lies Beneath - Understanding the Basic Needs of Children
October 8, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Corrie Sirota

Working with Grieving Immigrant Youth
December 9, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Cindy Perez Waddle

Past Webinars (Click on title to access playback)

From Grieving Children to Contented Old Men: How True Friendship Rescued Us
September 10, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Rick Knapp and David Pincus

Innovative and Interactive Approaches to Suicide Assessment and Safety Planning

September 8, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Khara Croswaite Brindle

Helping Schools Become Better Prepared to Meet the Needs of Grieving Students
September 2, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP and Thomas Demaria, PhD

Taking Children’s Bereavement Groups to the Great Outdoors
August 25, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. Eastern | 12:30 p.m. Central | 11:30 p.m. Mountain | 10:30 a.m. Pacific
Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT, and Lynn M. Snyder, LPC, ATR-BC, FT

The Leadership Journey: Navigating Organizational Transition and Transformation
August 19, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Rick Guttersohn, MSW

In Conversation with Dr. David Weaver and Dr. Donna Gaffney: A Ground breaking study on the educational, health, and economic outcomes of parentally bereaved children.
August 13, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Donna Gaffney and David A. Weaver

Considerations for Collecting and Interpreting Information to Improve Service Delivery During COVID 19
August 6, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Jennifer Kaplan, PhD, LICSW, FT, Laura Landry, PhD, Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT

Family Night in a Box: Expressive Activities adapted for Bereaved Families during COVID-19 (COVID Response Series)  
June 30, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by the Program Team at The Children’s Room in Arlington, MA

Listening to What Kids are Saying About Coping in a COVID-19 World (COVID Response Series) 
June 11, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 2:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Lynn M. Snyder, LPC, ATR-BC, FT, Diana Cuddeback, LCSW and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT

Distance Education and Displacement: Understanding the Impact on College Students and Young Adults (COVID Response Series)  
June 2, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Andy McNiel, MA and Fran Solomon

Keeping it Real: Expectations for Ourselves and Our Children During a Global Pandemic (COVID Response Series) 
May 26, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 2:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Alexa Livelsberger, LCSW and Janet Arida, PhD, RN, LCSW, CT

To Open or Not to Open? Navigating the Camp Opening Decision in the Time of COVID (COVID Response Series)   
May 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Sara Deren

The Interaction of Trauma and Grief in the Age of a Pandemic: The Role of Bereavement Programs in Promoting Child and Family Resilience  (COVID Response Series) 
May 19, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 2:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Robin F. Goodman, PhD., ATR-BC

This too shall pass: Planning and Adapting for the Next Way of Grief Service Delivery (COVID Response Series)   
May 14, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Presented by Michaeleen (Micki) Burns, PhD and  Mary Beth Staine

Unique Needs of Families Caring for Seriously Ill Children

May 12, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
Presented by Kristin James, LCPC and Annie Zisk, CCLS

Advocating for a Better Tomorrow: Taking Bereavement Care to Washington, DC
May 11, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. Eastern | 12:00 p.m. Central | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 10:00 a.m. Pacific (1hour)
Presented by Joyal Mulheron

Keeping Your Glass Half Full (COVID Response Series)   
May 4, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Corrie Sirota MSW

Defining Your Family Grief Values: Finding True North in a Chaotic World (COVID Response Series)   
April 30, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Eleanor Haley,MS & Litsa Williams MA, LCSW-C

Leading With Courage in the Chaos
(COVID Response Series)   
April 28, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Rick Guttersohn, LLMSW

Lessons From the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: From Trauma to Transformation

April 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours) 
Presented by Brian Maus, MS, LMFT and Jennifer Wiles, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT 

Through the Lenses of Grief: A Conversation about Grieving Children, Teens, and Families in the Emotional Climate of the Coronavirus  (COVID Response Series)  
April 21, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 2:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT, Andy McNiel, MA, Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT, Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT

Children & Funerals in a Global Pandemic (COVID Response Series)   
April 16, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Buffy Peters

Thriving Over Surviving: Helping Gen Z Integrate Grief Through the “Tough Stuff”
(COVID Response Series)   
April 13, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Kiri Meyer, MS, LPC

Living My Best Quarantined Life! (Just kidding, I have teenagers!) (COVID Response Series)   
April 9, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)
Kris Fulkerson, LCSW

Expanding Our Outreach during Challenging Times: Connecting with Grieving Children, Teens and Young Adults of All Abilities in an Online Format (COVID Response Series)   
April 2, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 1:00 p.m. Central | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours) 
Presented by Jennifer Wiles, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT, Katie McGrail, MA, R-DMT, Stewart McKenzie, BS, Social Work Intern

Creative Ways to Stay Engaged! (COVID Response Series)   
March 31, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 12:00 p.m. Pacific (1 hour) 
Presented by Stephanie Heitkemper, MA MFT, LPC, RPT

KEEP CALM and Join Us (COVID Response Series)   
March 26, 2020
Presented by Michelle Post, MA, LMFT

Strategies for Managing Anxiety and Fear for You and Your Children (COVID Response Series)   
March 24, 2020
Presented by Melissa Lunardini, M.A., MBA

The Simple Path to Successful Mid-level gifts
March 18, 2020
Presented by Karin Douglas

COVID-19 Connections: Tele-therapy in a Time of Need (COVID Response Series)   
March 19, 2020
Presented by Alesia K. Alexander, LCSW, CT

Suicide, Suicide Grief & Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors: LOSS Team Impact on Community Grief
February 13, 2020
Presented by Ciara Warden, LISW 

A Public Health Priority: Exploring the 2019 Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model State and National Results
January 16, 2020
Presented by Laura Landry, PhD and Michaeleen Burns, PhD

A Holiday Gift from the NAGC Board of Directors -- A Healthy Start to the New Year for your Organization
December 4, 2019
Presented by Carly Woythaler-Runestad , Darcy Krause, and Tina Barrett

New Digital Resources from StoryCorps' Road to Resilience Program
November 19, 2019
Presented by Perri Chinalai, Maura Johnson, Modupeola Oyebolu

Volunteers Fundraising: A Mutual Investment Opportunity
September 18, 2019
Presented by Stephanie Handel, MSW, LICSW

Quarter by Quarter: Enabling Board Leadership of Fundraising & Community Engagement
August 21, 2019
Presented by Karin Douglas

Supporting Children and Teens with Autism or other Special Needs when Someone they Love has Died

May 9, 2019
Presented by Meredith Polsky, MSW, LCSW, MS Special Education and Arlen Gaines, MSW, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW

Bereavement and Collective Loss in Serving Intercultural Children and Youth
April 18, 2019
Presented by Marie Sheffield, L.C.P.C.

Grief and Bereavement for LGBTQ Youth
March 28, 2019
Presented by Bridget Hughes and Johanna Bos

Children and Funerals
February 13, 2019
Presented by Buffy Peters and Sasha Mudlaff

Serving Bereaved Children and Teens with Special Needs
January 16, 2019
Presented by Jennifer Wiles, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT

Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are! Helping Grieving Children Understand Death... When the Cause is INVISIBLE
December 4, 2018
Presented by Lauren Schneider, LCSW

Road to Resilience: Stories from the StoryCorps Archive (StoryCorps & New York Life Foundation)
November 13, 2018

Finding My Strength: Using a Strength-based Approach to Young Adult Grief Programs
October 18, 2018
Presented by Kirstin (Kiri) Meyer, MS, LPC, NCC

Elevating the Voice of Grieving Teens (The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards & New York Life Foundation)
October 2, 2018
Presented by Tendo Mutanda

Utilizing the Inventory of Youth Adaptation to Loss: For Programs and Clinicians
September 25, 2018
Presented by Jennifer Kaplan, PhD, LICSW, FT

Addressing Grief Following Addiction or Overdose Deaths
September 13, 2018
Presented by Dr. Karen S. Scott

An Attachment-Informed Approach to Adolescent Grief Therapy
August 30, 2018
Presented by Pamela A. Malone, Ph.D., LCSW, FT

Cultural Competence with LGBTQ Youth
May 29, 2018
Presented  by Erin Spalding, LCSW

Telling Your Story Through Data
April 24, 2018
Presented by Micki Burns, PhD.

Grief Work Network: 20 Years of Community Collaboration
March 7, 2018
Presented by Jan Borgman, MSW, LISW-S, FT

Activities and Tasks of the Adolescent Grief and Loss Group
February 8, 2018
Presented by Pamela A. Malone, Ph.D., LCSW, FT

Kicking Off Spanish-Language Programs
January 18, 2018
Presented by Cristina M Flores and Flor Guebara

Tips and Tricks for Planning and Implementing a Family Camp
December 12 2017
Presented by Coral Popowitz and Courtney Reynolds

Calling All Kids: Building Community with 4 - 10 Year Olds Through Creative Expression
November 28 2017
Presented by Art with Heart

Innovative inter-generational answer to reaching grieving students
October 25 2017 
Presented by Erin Spalding and Tammy Cochran

Parent and Child Adaptive Tasks after a Death
September 26 2017
Presented by Andy McNiel, MA and Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT

Grief and Bereavement in the School Setting: Empowering Students Family and Staff
August 31 2017
Presented byJessica Hotchkiss, MS,CCLS, NCC

Balancing Ethics and Best Practices: Honoring Cultural Diversity in the Grieving Process
May 17 2017
Presented by Sandra Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW

Growing Your Reach Online: using the internet to expand your grief practice
April 18 2017 
Presented by Eleanor Haley, MS and Litsa Williams, MA-LCSW-C

You Put the Oxygen Mask on First: Grieving Adults Parenting the Grieving Child
March 28 2017
Presented by Erin Spalding, LCSW

Recent Developments in the Childhood Bereavement Field: Implications for Supporting Bereaved Youth
March 9 2017
Presented by Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. and Christopher Layne, Ph.D.

Camp Heroes: Creating a Center-Based Expressive Arts Camp
Febuary 23 2017
Presented by Tami Logsdon, LPC-S

Los Basicos Del Duelo: Basics of Grief: Understanding and Supporting the Latino Bereaved Community Part 2
January 19 2017
Presented by Flor Guebara and Cristina Flores