Family Services Symposium: Coping with Grief

The Academy offers to Hamilton's Family Services Symposium to anyone who is grieving in our community. During each Symposium, speakers address the topic: "Coping With Grief," offering practical suggestions to adults who have experienced a death of a loved one. Guests are given the opportunity to connect with representatives from various support groups and organizations throughout the community. It is a very  relaxed event and open to the community.

Looking for Support this Holiday Season??

Even though our holiday symposium has come and gone, there is still assistance to help you this holiday season!

  • Contact Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss to receive a holiday grief care packet! This helpful packet is full of information to help you plan for the holidays as well as has lots of great ideas to still incorporate your loved one this year! While they may not be physically present, their love can still be a special part of our new and old traditions.
    To request one of these packets: (515) 697-3666 or
  • Coping with Grief during the Holidays is a helpful video by the Des Moines Bereavement Professionals Group with ideas and tips to consider this holiday season.
  • Holiday Grief Support Guide by What's Your Grief has a ton of information to help you navigate this holiday season.

Attention Community Resource Representatives:  Please click on the button below to RSVP your attendance at our next Symposium and/or submit changes to your description for the next printing of our Community Resource Booklet.  Thank You.

For Community Resource Representatives