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Welcome New Member: Center for Good Mourning in Little Rock, Arkansas

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We are pleased to welcome the Center for Good Mourning at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

Founding NAGC Board Member Greg Adams is the Director, and his recent letter in the Center's e-newsletter "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time" is pretty funny.  Thanks to the Center and their "In the Spotlight" shout out to the National Alliance for Grieving Children website.

Hot off the Press: New Teen-to-Teen Grief Book

NAGC member Quality of Life Publishing Co., specialists in grief support and hospice publications, has published a new teen-to-teen grief support book. Weird is Normal When Teenagers Grieve, by Jenny Lee Wheeler, is unique because it is written for grieving teens by an actively grieving teenager.

Author Jenny Lee Wheeler lost her father to cancer when she was 14. As she began to grieve her father's death, she noticed that she grieved differently than the adults around her. She decided to share her experiences to help ease the way for other grieving teens.

Welcome New Members

We welcome two new organizational members to the National Alliance for Grieving Children. 

Hospice Caring, Inc. (MD)
Since 1989, Hospice Caring, Inc. has been the only non-medical, volunteer hospice in Montgomery County.  Trained and dedicated volunteers provide practical and emotional support to terminally ill adults and children and their families, and to anyone grieving the death of a loved one.

Welcome New Members

From Pennsylvania to New York to Arizona, we continue to add members from around the country.

Member News: Goshen College and Ryan's Place to hold Eighth Annual Grief Seminar

The seminar, titled "Knit One, Purl Two: Knitting New Identities Together," will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 and will feature author Ann Hood as the keynote speaker. 

The grief seminar is recommended for social workers, educators, counselors, therapists, nurses, clergy and other human service professionals.  Several breakout sessions featuring qualified local therapists and practitioners will be offered. A panel discussion about pertinent issues raised throughout the day will conclude the event.

Member News: OUR HOUSE Publishes Collection of Narratives

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Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love consists of moving narratives about end of life and grief.   The book is the work of OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center.  

Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief by Norine Dresser and Fredda Wasserman, Clinical Director of Adult Programs at OUR HOUSE. 

Member News: Calm Waters Receives $50,000 Grant

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Congratulations to NAGC member Calm Waters in Oklahoma City (OK) for their recent award of a $50,000 grant from the American Fidelity Foundation.

Nearly 70 organizations from across Oklahoma submitted grant proposals for the competition. The finalists were selected by a panel of judges, and about 450 employees of Fidelity Assurance Co. voted to determine the overall winner.  The grants were given as part of Fidelity Assurance Co.'s 50th anniversary celebration.

Member News: Solace Tree Opens First Grief Center in Las Vegas!

NAGC organizational member Solace Tree partnered with NAGC member Kelly Thomas – Boyers to open the first bereavement center for children and teens in Las Vegas.  Thanks to generous support from A Little Hope Foundation.

Welcome New Organizational Members

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The National Alliance for Grieving Children (“NAGC”) continues to grow its membership.  We would like to welcome Camp Good Grief of Staten Island to our membership. 

Camp Good Grief will be opening their first program on September 3, 2010, so we wish them good luck.

"We started Camp Good Grief in hopes that the children who attend can experience less loneliness not by any artificial means, but with the realization that many children like themselves have had the same tragedy befall them," said Irwin Steinman.

ESPN Shines the Spotlight on Camp Erin

Great profile piece about Camp Erin and Jamie Moyer.  View it here.Gorgeous camera work and of course touching stories about children coping with their grief.

Jamie Moyer is the legendary professional baseball pitcher currently playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.  His family started the Moyer Foundation and, as he states in the video, one of his proudest accomplishments is Camp Erin which has a nationwide network of bereavement camps.  The ESPN video tells the story of how Jamie met Erin Metcalf and her family back when he was a pitcher with the Seattle Mariners and how their encounter changed not only his family's lives, but now the lives of thousands of grieving children across our country.

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