SAVE THE DATE: Our Next Childhood Grief Conference is March 26th.

In response to a call from local providers of children’s grief support, Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) will be presenting the 5th Annual Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief. As the leader in funding grief support services for children in the Pacific Northwest, SCF is hosting a conference that provides CEUs while building community, sharing ideas and learning together.

This one-day symposium will be held at the Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 and will focus on the theme of Connecting Children to Grief Support. The conference is designed for grief support providers such as clinicians, therapists or counselors, teachers, school staff, and healthcare workers.

Goals for Symposium

  • Provide education on best practices through the exchange of timely clinical information, programs, advances in research, and successful ideas for children’s grief support programming
  • Provide practical tools and skills to use when supporting grieving children
  • Create a space for sharing diverse perspectives, connecting, and learning from each other
  • Promote networking and support among colleagues

Our keynote speaker, Dr. David Schonfeld from the University of Southern California’s National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, will address both the individual needs of grieving students and the system supports needed for grieving school communities. Dr. Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Professor of the Practice of Social Work, Dept. of Children, Youth and Families, in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is a member the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and served as a Commissioner for both the National Commission on Children and Disasters and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in Connecticut. He was the President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) from 2006-2007.

We will open registration in January. Keep an eye on your inbox.

Portrait of David Schonfeld. Photo by Tracy Boulian + David Ahntholz