Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss


Please join Imagine and Bradley Funeral Homes on Thursday April 10th from 2 PM - 5 PM for Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss.  This is part of Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual National Living With Grief® Program.

Designed for therapists, teachers, parents and anyone who works with children and teens, the program will be held at Overlook Hospital in Summit in The Thomas Glasser Caregiver Center Conference Room.

This program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss. Adolescence, broadly defined, from middle school years to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which adolescents form identity, independence, and intimacy. Illness and loss profoundly influences these processes. Moreover, adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic–deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide. This program explores the ways that healthcare workers, hospices, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.  

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The program will be presented LIVE via Streaming Video Webcast on April 10, 2014 from 2-4:30pm ET. The program is 2.5 hours, with an additional 30-minute local discussion (required for CE credits). You will see and hear the presenters on the screen, and questions may be submitted online during the program. 

Presenting the progam are:


  • Tashel Bordere, PhD, MS
  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
  • Pamela Gabbay, MA, FT
  • Stacy F Orloff, EdD, LCSW, ACHP-SW
  • Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT Carol Wogrin, PsyD, RN

HOSTED BY: Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Wash­ington University.

3 hours of CE credit are available through HFA for nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists, clergy, and more. Please verify CE availability with your professional board and/or refer to HFA’s list of Board Approvals, located at 

The CE cost is $15 per person (for the first two weeks after the live air date; until April 24, 2014). After this date, the CE cost is $25 per person (for the remainder of the year; until April 9, 2015).

The workshop is free with a requested donation of $20 to help cover our costs.

Questions?  Call Imagine at 908-264-3100 or email

Imagine is a free year-round children’s grief support center that serves NJ children age 3-18 and young adults 18-30 who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling, or who are living with a parent of sibling with a life-altering illness. Imagine also provides grief education and training for thousands of teachers, parents, coaches, youth and other adults annually.  



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