Founded Save Our Sons And Daughters (SOSAD) in January 1987 after her two teenage sons were gunned down in a Detroit school related incident in 1986. 16-year-old Derik was killed instantly and 15-year-old Roger died 32 years later. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Clementine Chism Barfield reached out to parents of the 42 other children ages 16 and younger that were shot to death in Detroit in 1986; together they harnessed their grief and pain and used it to build a Movement to Save the Children by putting a stop to violence and killing. SOSAD is internationally known as the first survivors of slain children to such a vigilant stand to stop the killing and preserve our future which is our youth.
Clementine has conducted trainings and speaking engagements on local and national levels for conferences, schools, universities, churches and communities on topics of Violence Prevention, Drug Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Peace Education, and Parenting. Crisis Intervention, How to deal with Grief and Trauma.
Developed Training Curricula: Power of Parenting/Grandparenting, Impact of Grief on Individuals/Families and Communities, How to Stop Violence and Homicide, Creating a Culture of Peace.