Save the Date // 2018 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

The 2018 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief will be held on March 2nd at the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Building in Renton, Washington.

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

We are pleased to announce Kevin Carter, MSW, LCSW, and Tyran Hill, MSSA, as our keynote speakers 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.


It’s sure to be an important day of connection and learning within our grief support community. Registration will open in January. Please mark your calendars and invite your colleagues!

For more information, please visit the conference page by clicking here.