Fall Conference

Webcast LIVE from Houston, TX to audiences across the United States.


The National Alliance for Children’s Grief will again host a Fall Conference & Webcast on November 4th, 2022.  This popular event will feature two thought leaders from the field of childhood bereavement.  Both the speakers and topics will appeal to a diverse audience, including professionals from funeral service, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support.


Our topic for this upcoming conference is “Supporting children and families following a stigmatized death.” Grief is a natural response to a death, but where the death is by homicide, suicide, or overdose, the stigma associated with them can complicate the grief experience for the griever. As a result, stigmatized deaths create important considerations when supporting children and families. Our speakers will explore ways we can stabilize and strengthen those grieving a suicide or homicide death as they integrate their losses into their lives.

  • Session 1: Children, Grief, and Violent Deaths, presented by Diane Vines, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S. (Bio here) Death and loss are adversities, and for a child, they can be classified as adverse childhood experiences. The degree to which they are traumatic and from which they can be healed depends upon several factors; one of the most important is the quality of the bereaved child’s relational resources.  As helpers, we can be vicariously impacted by others’ losses.  Ways to be at our best as we support the bereaved will also be discussed.


  • Session 2: Rooted in Hope: Grief After Suicide and Traumatic Loss, presented by Tina Barrett, EdD, LCPC. (Bio here) Grief is a natural – albeit complex – response to loss. Many times individuals feel hesitant to express their grief openly or authentically because of associated stigmas related to the death and a fear of judgment. In our time together, we will address unique considerations of grief and support after a death by suicide and practical tools for those providing care. We will also validate the emotional toll of grief and trauma care and dive into compassion resilience from three angles with opportunities for intentions to ground and stabilize the individuals making up the network of care.


Considering hosting a webcast?  It can support you in:

  • Educating your community
  • Training for staff, volunteers and/orboard members
  • Having leadership in grief education in your community
  • Raise awareness of issues relating to childhood bereavement in your community
  • Develop partnerships with local organizations that serve children
  • Offer CEs for professionals in your community
  • Showcasing your program and services
  • Enhance your relationships with funeral, hospice care, education, social workers, counselors, and mental health professionals. This event is relevant to anyone who works with children or is learning how to better work with children.

What is included when you purchase the webcast?

  • A single-use link to the live webcast of the event.
  • Discussion questions to support community conversations on this topic
  • Promotional poster and social posts
  • A hosting toolkit with helpful information to support you in organizing your event.
  • High-quality national speakers on a relevant topic to engage your community.


There is a one-time fee associated with hosting the event.  This is the only fee payable to the NACG regardless of the size of your in-person audience.  We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity to share the webcast with the widest audience possible.

  • $250 – General Rate / Non-Members. If you are not a member, consider joining!  Learn more about that here.
  • $200 – Current NACG Members

Ticketing for this event is for a webcast license to share with your community. Sales of webcast licenses will close on October 27th, 2022.

CE Information: The NACG is pleased to offer 3 CEs for webcast attendees for a fee of $45 per person.  These will be payable to the NACG on the day of the event.  Learn more here.

Refund/cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan Lopez at megan.lopez@childrengrieve.org or at 980-298-1155. Please note that no refunds will be given.

Our Frequently Asked Questions document is available here.

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