A Message from the CEO


Andy McNielDear Friends,

Eighteen years ago a group of social workers, counselors, chaplains and volunteers gathered for the first ever Children’s Grief Symposium. It was during that meeting that the idea for the NAGC really began. As they sat in a circle talking about their work, they began to build a table of sharing, support and community. 

And so, over the years that table grew as more and more people joined the discussion and became part of the community we now call the National Alliance for Grieving Children. We are committed to continuing to build a strong alliance that provides education and resources to our members, as well as a national voice concerning childhood grief.

If you are a member, you are already aware of the wonderful education and resources we are providing through our annual Symposium, on-line education (Griefinars), affinity groups (Grief Works) and the "members only" section on our website. If you are not a member, please consider joining us at the table, participating in this national community and gaining access to valuable education, resources and a connection with hundreds of colleagues from around the country.

I consider it a sacred honor to sit at the table with each of you as a member of this community of support. Let’s continue to change the way our culture views grieving children and let’s continue to provide the compassion and support we know grieving children need.

Warmest Regards,

Andy McNiel


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