Parents Left Behind“Our mission is to support and uplift parents on their life-long journey of grief, following the loss of a child.”

When a parent loses a child of any age, they are left with a mountain of emotions. Sometimes the intense pain feels unbearable. The goal of the Parents Left Behind organization is to come alongside parents in their grief journey and help them to find their way through the maze of life after it has been shattered. We want these parents to know that they’re not alone. We want to help them discover that there is still life to be lived, joy to be had and hope for the future. Parents can never “move on” after the loss of a child, but together we can learn to move forward with the loss and cope with the grief.

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Biographical Information For Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT

Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT is Program Coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Staff Bereavement Support at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). Greg has worked at ACH in a variety of roles and areas, including pediatric oncology and palliative care, since 1991. He is an adjunct professor with the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and has been an active volunteer with community and professional organizations. He is also author of Adam Gets Back in the Game, a children’s storybook about coping with grief and loss. He is married with two young adult children.

Additional information:

Program Coordinator, Center for Good Mourning—a grief support and outreach program of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 2001- present.

Staff Bereavement Support, Arkansas Children’s Hospital—2014-present.

Director, Palliative Care, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 2006-2014.

Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Graduate School of Social Work, 1999-present.

Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)

Author of Adam Gets Back in the Game—a children’s storybook about coping with grief and loss

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Bioethics Advisory Committee—Co-Chair

Arkansas Children’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee—past Co-Chair and present educator

Past Professional Experience:

  • Pediatric oncology social worker at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for 10 years—named Social Worker of the Year by the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Work in 2001
  • Residential Treatment Manager/Therapist at Youth Home, Inc. for 4 years
  • Clinical social worker with Veterans Administration Medical Center, Waco, TX for (almost) 1 year

Educational Background:

  • Master’s degree in social work, University of Missouri, 1986
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work and religion, Baylor University, 1985

Community Faculty Member of the Year—College of Professional Studies, University of Arkansas-Little Rock—2014

Baylor University Garland School of Social Work Alumnus of the Year—2017

Association of Death Education and Counseling Service Award—2021

Little Rock School District Board Member: 2010-2015 and 2020-present

Married with two young adult children