Thank you so much to everyone who made 2012 Conference happen. Below are a few looks at this year's events - enjoy! Already looking forward to 2014...
Video: Tattoo memorial for children gone too soon by filmmaker Jimmy Carrauthers of Great Leap Productions
Article: ASU News on "Nonprofit Founder Helps Families"
Article: Raising Arizona Kids on "Rising to service, rising to challenge" covering the Phoenix Awards at 2012 Conference
Conference Presentation Handouts & Slide Shows
This unique conference is an education of both the mind and the heart. It is a rare opportunity for bereaved children, teens and adults to come together with compassionate professionals in a rare learning experience.
What is the MISSion of your conference?
To provide education, tools, and resources to help professionals, bereaved parents, bereaved family members, friends and volunteers better understand and respond to grief, loss, separation and bereavement related to the death of a child, regardless of the age or cause of death. Issues related the challenges, personal stress, and interpersonal growth by those responding to child death will also be addressed.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone bereaved as a result of a child's death should attend this conference. Additionally, social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, first responders, funeral directors, professors, school counselors, clergy and spiritual leaders, and anyone else who may encounter families experiencing a child's death should attend.
What can I expect to learn?
This conference is devoted to helping bereaved parents connect with one another. At the same time, we provide knowledge and support to health care professionals through creative workshops and lectures in the field of death and dying. Our objective is to inform on issues related to compassionate psychosocial care and evidence based practice, explore personal death experiences and provide an opportunity to collaborate and network with others in the field.