Ideas for Presentations

The success of the annual symposium depends upon the participation, sharing and offerings from those working in this field. Please consider presenting your discoveries, innovative ideas and best practices as we work together to support grieving children and their families.

The following are suggested topics for presentations:

Beginner and New Programs

Funding
Volunteer/Facilitator Training
Community Partnerships
Basics for starting a non profit organization

Administrative

Board of Directors
        Recruitment, Retention, Orientation
        Roles in Fundraising
        Strategic Planning – Organization
        Board Development
Staff
       Hiring/Training/Benefits
       Self-Care, Burn Out Prevention
       Interns
Fundraising & Development
       Grant Writing
       Donor Recognition
       Special Events
Marketing & Public Relations

Outreach & Community Collaboration

Collaborating with other organizations
        Developing creative collaborative programs
Developing Outreach Materials
        Resources and Guidelines
Developing Outreach Programs
        Crisis Intervention
        Advocacy Programs
        Grief in the Workplace
        Targeting Programs
             Schools
             Community Organizations
             Funeral Directors
             College Counseling and Social Work Programs

Outcomes, Measurements & Research

Program Evaluations & Measurement Tools
Event Evaluations & Measurement Tools
Research about Specific Interventions or Support Models
Research on the Impact of Grief on Children

Programming Services

Peer Support Group Programming
    Camps – Days & Overnight
    Expressive Arts & Play
    Facilitating Discussion/Interaction
    Family & Child Activity
    Holiday Gatherings & Other Events
    Media – Music/TV/Movies
    Poetry/Creative Writing
    Storytelling/Literature
    Therapy Dogs & Other Animals
    Developing Family Guidelines
Volunteers
    Recruitment & Retention
    Self-Care & Burn-Out Prevention
    Training & In-Service
    Evaluation
Specialty Groups/Programming
    Anticipatory Grief
    Sudden Death
    Suicide
    Homicide/Violent Death
    War
    Natural Disasters
Age Specific Groups
    Mixed Age Groups
    Young Adults
    Parents/Caregivers
    Teens
    Middle School
    Elementary
    Pre-school
Children with Special Needs
Coping with Holidays/Special Occasions
Intake & Assessment
    At Risk Children and Families
    Referrals
Multicultural Awareness/Sensitivity
           Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
           Underserved, Disenfranchised Populations
New Program Start-Up
Privacy & Confidentiality
Problem Solving For Groups
Rituals & Memorializing
School-Based Programming
Spanish Speaking Programming
Spirituality
Trauma & Grief
Managing Difficult Children in Groups
Grief in the Workplace