Mountainside, NJ -- Sadly, many children, teens and adults have experienced losses because of the coronavirus.  In addition, there are the ongoing losses that have occurred prior and during this pandemic: divorce, moving, friendships ending, sports injuries or the death of a friend or family member.  Despite these losses, children, teens and adults can learn how to cope with loss, and even grow after loss, if given the right support. How can we best support grieving people in their homes, communities and schools?  Those who attend this training will learn definitions of loss, grief, and mourning; how children and adults grieve differently; how grief affects behavior; and ways to support grieving children, teens and adults.  

Imagine’s Supporting Children, Teens and Adults Coping with Loss” is for anyone who wants to learn how to support someone who is grieving.  While loss due to death will be the primary focus of this seminar, the concepts that will be presented are applicable to all types of loss.  It is especially important for parents and grandparents, teachers, members of community organizations, coaches, therapists, counselors and social workers to attend this program.  CEUs are available for social workers.

Imagine’s Executive Director and Founder, Mary Robinson says, “The most important thing a grieving child needs is the active presence of at least one, preferably more, caring, healthy, and functional adults in their lives who understands that when a child has a loss they need support.”  This program will teach you how to be that presence in the life of a grieving child or youth.

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This program will be held virtually from 6:30 to 8:00 on May 28th by Zoom webinar.  When you sign up instructions will be provided on how to access the workshop.  A $20 donation is appreciated but not required.  The donation can be made when you register.

Please register by Monday, May 25th using this link: https://SupportingChildrenTeensandAdultsCopingwithLoss.as.me/.  ­­­­For further information contact Connie Palmer at connie@imaginenj.org or call 908-264-3100.

Imagine is a free grief support center for children age 3-18, young adults 18-30, coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling, or coping with a family member living with an illness.  Concurrent support is provided for the parents and guardians of the youth.  Imagine is located in Mountainside, serving all of Union County and beyond, and in Newark’s South Ward serving Newark and surrounding towns. For more information call 908-264-3100 or visit our website at www.imaginenj.org.