No child should grieve alone.

If you are supporting a child who is grieving, we are here to connect you to resources and local support. The alliance is a national organization of professionals dedicated to supporting children and the networks and communities surrounding them.

Connect to local support across the United States on our Find Support page.

Resources and Support | A space dedicated to families.

Death can change the family structure surrounding the child. This space is created for every family that is supporting a child that is grieving.

Our Resources

Resources

Support Toolkits

Short guides on a range of topics to support conversations with a child that is grieving.

How to Talk About Death to Children

Key Points to Remember When Talking to Children about Death and Dying.

Support Map and Directory

Access support service providers in your community who serve children, teens, and their families.

Explore Our Most Visited Resources

Access the full Resource Library here

Events

Upcoming Education Events

9.27

2022 Regional Conference: Whitefish, MT

Hosted by: Tamarack Grief Resource Center

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9.29

2022 Regional Conference: Lincoln, NE

Hosted by: Mourning Hope

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10.1

2022 Regional Conference: Palo Alto, CA

Hosted by: Kara

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11.1

2022 Regional Conference: New York, NY

Hosted by: New York Life Foundation

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Become a Member

The NACG is the only professional member organization specifically addressing issues about childhood bereavement.

Our network is comprised of professionals, institutions, and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming, and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of children who are grieving and those who support them.

Join the Alliance today!

Grief Reach Grant Program

The New York Life Foundation, in partnership with the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, accepts grant proposals through the Grief Reach Program.

This competitive grant program began in 2011 with the goal to provide funding to expand the reach and capacity of organizations that offer local bereavement services for youth focused on unmet needs and diverse populations. New York Life Foundation provides the funds for these grants, and the National Alliance for Grieving Children manages the oversight and RFP process.

We are not currently accepting applications.

Awareness

Understanding Childhood Grief

The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is committed to serving as a catalyst for leading a national movement to educate, advocate and raise awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving, and those who support them.

1 in 13

children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18.

7.7%

of children will be bereaved by age 18.

5.6

million youth will be bereaved by age 25.