Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

Welcome! Safe Crossings Foundation is proud to announce the 4th Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief.

This one-day symposium will explore the topic of Connecting Children to Support: Addressing Barriers to Services.

Please mark your calendars and invite your colleagues!

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Building
800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057

Online registration will begin in early January 2018.

$125 registration fee includes CEUs, continental breakfast and lunch. Discounted fees are available for students. We are unable to offer scholarships at this time.


We are pleased to welcome Kevin Carter, MSW, LCSW, and Tyran Hill, MSSA, as our keynotes this year!

Kevin and Tyran will open the day with an interactive presentation on the impact of childhood loss and grief experiences from the lens of their own psychosocial development as African American men growing up in the South and as intergenerational social work colleagues. They have worked with community leaders and schools across the country to learn and share how to overcome barriers to support all children who are grieving.

Together, they will explore how the examination of loss at the intersection of race, gender, sexual orientation and age can provide pathways for dialogue, understanding and development. They will share strategies for education and intervention that inspire hope and courage to make change.

Their presentation will help create a framework for a 21st century approach to reaching across divides to making healing connections in community grief, loss and trauma.




Nancy & Rod Hochman


If you are interested in speaking at our conference, please click HERE for more information and email Marci Servizi at with questions.

For information regarding corporate sponsorship of the conference, please click here.

If you are interested in visiting the conference archive, please click here.