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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Happy Campers in 2016

This summer Camp Erin King County hosted two totally full camps! Sixty kids and sixty teens received the gift of support and fun with other youth who’ve experienced similar loss. Your donation dollars did that. Camp Erin staff and volunteers shepherd kids through grief support activities to honor and help process their loss. They also emphasize… Read more »

Save the Date // 2017 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

Safe Crossings Foundation will be holding a one-day symposium on Friday, February 26th, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Educating grief support providers is a passion for SCF. At the conference this year, we’ll be doing a deep dive into traumatic grief. We have experts in suicide, mass shootings and natural disaster types of loss coming to educate grief… Read more »

Success at 2nd Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

Thanks to funding from our generous donors, Safe Crossings Foundation offered the second Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief on February 5th & 6th. Present were over 100 therapists, counselors, nurses, teachers, and other practitioners in the field from all over the Northwest. Donna Schuurman from the Dougy Center inspired the audience as the keynote speaker…. Read more »

Programs Your Donations Support

Last summer we launched our first Community Grant Initiative, seeking innovative approaches to address the unmet needs of grieving children. Proposals came to us from all over the Northwest, and after a lengthy review process by SCF staff and an independent evaluation team our board awarded grants to three organizations: Our Tree House – launching… Read more »

Heart of Gold

Safe Crossings Foundation aims to be a one-stop shop for grief resources in the Seattle area. We have the incredible opportunity to work with individuals from organizations we support. Getting to interact with these passionate people is inspiring and refreshing as we see the impact they have through the support of our donors. One such… Read more »

You Built It and They Came

Thanks to funding from our generous donors, two years ago Safe Crossings Foundation conducted a thorough assessment of child grief services in the Puget Sound region, identifying 14 current, viable programs. From that assessment came a wish from grief support providers to share learning and best practices in a local venue. Thus was conceived the… Read more »

Why Lee’s Story Matters

Meet Lee Carswell. Born in Birmingham and educated in Liverpool, England, Lee is a successful senior manager at the consulting firm of West Monroe Partners in Seattle.  He is tall, lanky and has an easy laugh. This story has little to do with his consulting career.  Instead, he describes a loving family re-constructing their lives… Read more »

Grieving Students: What’s Your Role as a Teacher?

As a teacher you are a very important person in children’s lives, so when you encounter a grieving student you may wonder exactly what your role should be. While there is no fool-proof method for helping a child through this difficult time, there are some things you can do to make their time at school… Read more »