2019 Annual Symposium on Children's Grief

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The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) Symposium is the longest running and most comprehensive Childhood Bereavement Symposium offered in the United States. The NAGC 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 NAGC 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 NAGC 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?  Download the 2019 Symposium Breakout sessions to read more about of the breakout workshops offered
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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.

Registration Fee:
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In addition to the two and a half days of workshops, registration includes lunch on Thursday and Friday, breaks, AND a ticket to the "New York Life Welcome Reception" on Thursday night.

*Deadline to Register is May 15, 2019

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 NAGC as soon as possible. If no substitute is available, cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee and refunded as follows:
100% refund on or before May 1, 2019
Full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee May 2 – May 31, 2019
No refund beginning June 1, 2019
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
Continuing education credit for this event will be sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education: 800-557-1950 /e-mail:
The Symposium will offer contact hours for Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage-Family Therapy & Nursing.
The number of contact hours offered is as follows: TBD, pending approval
Continuing Education Credits for all 3 days
$60, Non-Member
$45, NAGC Member
Continuing Education Credits for one day
$20, Non-Member
$15, NAGC Member
The processing fee is $60.00 per person ($45 for NAGC members), and is payable with registration fee. Participants interested in making application for CE credit should stop by the CE desk at the Symposium, pick up a CE packet and receive instructions on Sign-In/out requirements. Certificates will be mailed to CE applicants following the Conference.Credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full attendance required for the sessions attended.
For additional information on Continuing Education, pease click HERE

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.

Location: Join us June 20-22, 2019 at the Snowbird Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah for the NAGC's 23rd Annual Symposium on Children's Grief. The Snowbird Resort is located in the Wasatch Mountains about 30 miles from Salt Lake International Airport and 24 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. A top-rated ski resort in the winter, off-season at Snowbird offers hiking amidst beautiful scenery.

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird
9320 S. Cliff Lodge Drive, Entry 4
Snowbird, Utah 84092-9000
Phone: 800-453-3000 (In US & Canada-Reservations Only) or 801-947-8220
Fax: 801-947-8227


LODGING: Conference hotel room Rates Starting at $149.00 per night. (There is an additional $10 per night resort fee.) Individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling Central Reservations at 1-800-453-3000 or email and referring to the group and meeting name.

GROUP NAME: National Alliance for Grieving Children
MEETING NAME: 23rd Annual Symposium on Children's Grief

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: Airport shuttles may be arranged while booking lodging through Snowbird Central Reservations (800-453-3000) or up to 48 hours prior to arrival. A special group round-trip pre-paid price of $64.00 per person will be honored for NAGC. Walk-ups are accepted at a higher rate on a space available basis at the Canyon Transportation desk located in the baggage claim area of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Cancellations received within 48 hours of arrival are non-refundable. Driver gratuity not included and prices are subject to change.

*The NAGC Room Block ends May 17, 2019.

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
2020- Tempe, Arizona