Childhood Grief and Traumatic Loss Conference

Please note:

Originally scheduled for March 19, 2020, this training conference was postponed, with a tentative future date of January 19, 2021. We continue to work on securing an earlier date if possible. We realize the ongoing need for certified training and are therefore looking into developing webinars prior to our next training conference. We ask that you stay tuned.


More than two million children and adults die each year in the United States from natural, accidental, homicide, suicide or undetermined cause. Those who are left behind face the task of grief and mourning after a loss to death. Children face deaths with loss of a relationship and sometimes as a witness to a death that may have been violent.

In order to help children cope with grief it is important to be aware of our own emotions.

A shared expression of our own feelings will help a child understand that crying or other emotions are part of a normal grieving process "Children cannot begin to grieve unless they know someone has died and find that they themselves are safe"

-R Corr



Grief Resources and Articles

Standards for Grief and Mourning Professionals

Grief and Mourning for the Family and Friends of a Child who has Died

Grief And Mourning Article

Thoughts on Grief and Mourning by Michael Durfee, M.D

Facing the Issue