Join us for the National Conference and Webcast on March 19, 2024!

The National Alliance for Children’s Grief will host a National Conference and Webcast on March 19, 2024. Our webcast is an educational presentation live-streamed using Zoom, distributing a single education event to many simultaneous host locations.

This annual event is popular with organizations across the country as it is an opportunity to convene and engage your community. The event will appeal to a diverse audience, including professionals from funeral service, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support. Webcast licenses are available for current NACG members only.  Not a member? NACG annual membership starts as low as $100. We would love to have you join us. Learn more and join HERE.

New this year: Purchase a webcast and receive access to the recording at no additional charge. The limited use conditional access to the recording will allow you to share the recording of the event with constituents who are not able to attend the live webcast.

Looking for hosting information and resources? Visit our “Preparing to Host” page HERE to access what you need to host an event.

Our Speaker

Adam D-F. Stevens, MA, RDT (they | them), are a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) who works primarily with adolescents in the Tri-state area. They have worked with the Hetrick-Martin Institute and Cooke School & Institute in NYC. Adam’s role includes supporting queer, POC, and neurodiverse youth in transforming their loss, grief, and trauma into unapologetic, abundant joy and empowerment. Adam serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Creative Arts Therapy Programs at Antioch University in Seattle, and New York University and Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Their research focuses on offering space for Black clients to reclaim racialized roles and deconstruct stereotypes connected to generational and historical trauma and grief. Adam’s superpowers are rooted in the fantastical forces of creativity and love.

The Multiverse of Grief: A Multicultural + Expressive Arts Approach to being in relationship with diverse grief narratives

This multi-session event delves into the intricate landscape of grief across diverse cultures, utilizing relatable examples from graphic novels like X-MEN and Batman to provide a fresh perspective. Incorporating Drama Therapy and Role Theory + Methods, the expressive arts approach considers cultural humility and social justice. Participants will actively engage in grief planning for both broader populations and individuals, uncovering embodied grief within various communities, expanding the understanding of grief to include collective, disenfranchised, suffocated, and non-death-related experiences, emphasizing cultural responsibilities in serving youth populations. Inspired by Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey,’ attendees will receive practical guidance on supporting young people through grief by creating Superhero or Shero Graphic Novels, fostering a connected and empathetic approach to grief across diverse cultural backgrounds.

View the full session description, objectives, and references →

The NACG National Conference & Webcast: An effective tool to bring your community together on the topic of childhood bereavement.

Cost

Webcast licenses are available for current NACG members only for a fee of $250. Sales of webcast licenses closes March 12, 2024.

This is the only fee associated with hosting the event, 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.

You can purchase your webcast license HERE.

Not a member? NACG annual membership starts as low as $100. We would love to have you join us. Learn more and join HERE. If you need support in joining, please reach out to us at info@nacg.org, and we will be happy to help.

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
  • Press release
  • Participant packet to send to attendees
  • The opportunity to offer CEs through ASWB, NBCC, NYSED
  • New this year: Access to the recording at no additional charge. The limited use conditional access to the recording will allow you to share the recording of the event with constituents who cannot attend the live webcast. Please note: No CEs available for watching the recording.

Special thanks to our local host:

 

NYU Graduate Program in Drama Therapy