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Families Mourning Children Travel to Nashville for July Compassionate Friends National Conference
Date:7/1/2008

The Compassionate Friends self-help support organization for families going through the natural grieving process following the death of a child is hosting its 31st national conference July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 1300 parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as professionals who provide support, are expected to attend the conference. Highlights include well-known speakers, more than 100 workshops covering most aspects of grief following the death, a pre-conference Professional Outreach Day, and the Walk to Remember Sunday July 20 at 8 a.m. This conference is annually the largest in the United States aimed specifically for those left behind following the death of a child.

Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) July 1, 2008 -- More than 1300 bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as professionals who provide them support, are preparing to attend The Compassionate Friends 31st National Conference July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, the largest bereavement conference held annually in the U.S. specifically for families where a child has died.

"This conference was designed from the beginning, to be a healing experience," says TCF Executive Director Patricia Loder, a bereaved parent and sibling herself. "The many who come will find friendship, understanding, and hope to assist them as they work their way through the natural, but difficult, grieving process after the death of a child."

The Compassionate Friends is the world's largest self-help bereavement organization and TCF/USA has more than 600 chapters in the United States providing support on the local level for many who are simply trying to survive the weeks, months, and years after a child in their family has died.

The conference will feature more than 100 workshops covering a multitude of areas of interest to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and others in some t
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