Dear Colleague,

Welcome! On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 25th Anniversary of the Annual National Symposium on Children’s Grief hosted by the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG). We are ecstatic to be able to gather together in person in Orlando with our local host New Hope for Kids.

A very special thank you goes out to our premiere sponsor – New York Life Foundation – for all they do to support this wonderful week of learning and networking and for their ongoing dedication to childhood bereavement and our member organizations across the country.

This year we are excited to be celebrating 25 years of Symposium! We have a rich history of coming together, learning from one another, expanding our network, and growing the childhood bereavement field. Each intersection with our colleagues provides a “spark” – of knowledge, of insight, and of opportunities to strengthen our understanding of the needs of children and teens who have experienced a loss. Thank you for the “sparks” you provide to others.

We hope you will take advantage of the wide array of workshops, plenary sessions, and networking opportunities during our short time together. Please take a breath, embrace all that this week offers, enjoy your time with this phenomenal group of colleagues from all over the nation, and most importantly, celebrate being in fellowship with others with kindred spirits! We are glad you are here.

With appreciation for your interest in this work,

Vicki Jay
Chief Executive Officer