Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

Safe Crossings Foundation is proud to present the fourth annual Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief. This will be a day of deep learning, sharing best practices, and networking with colleagues. The conference is oriented for professionals who work with children, teens and their families experiencing grief after the death of a loved one. This one-day symposium will explore the topic of Connecting Children to Support: Addressing Barriers to Services.

Please click HERE to register!

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
7:30am Registration // 8:00am – 4:00pm Program

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

Online registration will begin in January 2018.

$125 registration fee includes CEUs, continental breakfast and lunch. Discounted fees are available for students at $100 – please contact us for more information. We are unable to offer scholarships at this time.

Please click HERE to view the full program for the symposium.


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.


Please visit our community grief support partners at their vendor tables to learn more about each specific service. Representatives from the organizations listed below will be available during breaks to chat and provide materials.

Art With Heart    |    Cancer Lifeline   |    Cancer Pathways
Cedar Tree Counseling Services   |    Forefront
Harborview   |    The Healing Center
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital    |    Moyer Foundation
Providence King County   |    Seattle Children’s Hospital
Virginia Mason










Nancy & Rod Hochman



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

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