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Comfort Zone presents at the NAGC Symposium in San Antonio, TX

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) Symposium is the longest running and most comprehensive childhood grief conference offered in the United States; professionals and scholars from around the country come together to share and learn about supporting grieving youth.  This year’s symposium was hosted in San Antonio, TX – topics ranged from millennial grief, loss-specific seminars, and innovations in modalities of support (art, equine, yoga, journaling).  Comfort Zone’s Intake Manager Rebecca Desmond and National Program Director Jessi Schmale presented “Meet Them Where They Are: Community-Based Family Grief Programs” - participants learned about the purpose and structure of Comfort Zone’s Family Program model, and how to design a family program in their community. 


Several Healing Circle Leaders were in attendance, as well as representatives from Comfort Zone’s partner organizations including The Mark Wandall Foundation.  In addition to seminars, networking, and professional development, the symposium demonstrates that the field of childhood bereavement is full of compassionate individuals, effective institutions, and cutting-edge research.  Comfort Zone is honored to be a part of the NAGC; we look forward to next year’s symposium in Salt Lake City, UT!


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