Grief Support Community Shines Through Difficult Topic

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Safe Crossings Foundation offered the third Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief on February 24th, 2017. Over 100 therapists, counselors, nurses, teachers and other grief support providers gathered at the majestic Pacific Tower for a one-day intense examination of traumatic loss and grief in children.

This symposium featured speakers who were handpicked for their expertise in complicated grief, including suicide, mass shooting and natural disaster grief scenarios. Dr. Ted Rynearson of Virginia Mason opened the day, and Art with Heart closed with art therapy for the audience. Attendees expanded skill sets, learned best practices, and networked as a growing care-providing community.

Following the event, SCF surveyed attendees to deepen our own understanding of their needs and how best to expand our support for these incredible grief service providers.