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2024 NACG National Conference & Webcast

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THE MULTIVERSE OF GRIEF

Kara is excited to be a local webinar viewing host for the National Alliance for Children's Grief National Conference & Webcast. This annual event is popular with organizations across the country as it is an opportunity to convene and engage your community. Join us in person for this complimentary educational conference.

Tuesday, March 19th from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

A Multicultural + Expressive Arts Approach to Being in Relationship with Diverse Grief Narratives

This multi-session event delves into the intricate landscape of grief across diverse cultures, utilizing relatable examples from graphic novels like X-MEN and Batman to provide a fresh perspective. Incorporating Drama Therapy and Role Theory + Methods, the expressive arts approach considers cultural humility and social justice. Participants will actively engage in grief planning for both broader populations and individuals, uncovering embodied grief within various communities, expanding the understanding of grief to include collective, disenfranchised, suffocated, and non-death-related experiences, emphasizing cultural responsibilities in serving youth populations. Inspired by Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey,’ attendees will receive practical guidance on supporting young people through grief by creating Superhero or Shero Graphic Novels, fostering a connected and empathetic approach to grief across diverse cultural backgrounds. 3 CEs (Continuing Education credits) are available for $45 through NACG.

View the full session description, objectives, and references here

About the Speaker: Adam D-F. Stevens, MA, RDT (they | them), are a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) who works primarily with adolescents in the Tri-state area. They have worked with the Hetrick-Martin Institute and Cooke School & Institute in NYC. Adam’s role includes supporting queer, POC, and neurodiverse youth in transforming their loss, grief, and trauma into unapologetic, abundant joy and empowerment. Adam serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Creative Arts Therapy Programs at Antioch University in Seattle, and New York University and Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Their research focuses on offering space for Black clients to reclaim racialized roles and deconstruct stereotypes connected to generational and historical trauma and grief. Adam’s superpowers are rooted in the fantastical forces of creativity and love.

Pre-register on the link below so we can plan for your attendance. Light refreshments will be available.


The webcast will be viewed at Kara's office located at:
457 Kingsley Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(Classroom 3)

Walk-Ins are Welcome!

The topic will appeal to a diverse audience, including professionals and volunteers from funeral service, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support. 3 CE's are available for $45 through NACG.