Health & Wellness

Imagine Offers Workshop on Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

Connie Palmer, LCSW, Imagine Clinical Training DIrector Credits: Mark DeHanes Photography

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Sadly, children and youth experience loss:  divorce, moving, friendship, sports injuries as well as illness or death of a parent or sibling. Despite these losses, children can learn to become more resilient and adapt to change if given the right support. How can we best support them in their homes, communities and schools? 

Allowing them to share their feelings with trusted adults and peers encourages them to explore coping in healthy ways.  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 and youth. 

Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss is for anyone who wants to learn how to support a grieving child or youth.  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. 

Sign Up for E-News

Imagine’s Executive Director and Founder, Mary Robinson says:Research shows that the most important factor in supporting a grieving child is the active presence of at least one caring, healthy, functional adult in their life who knows how to listen and be there for the child.”  This program will teach you how to be that presence in the life of a grieving child or youth. 

This program will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 on Thursday, April 6th at Imagine’s new location: 244 Sheffield Street in Mountainside.  Contact Imagine if you need directions. There is parking behind the building at the end of the driveway. A $20 donation is appreciated. Pizza dinner will be provided at 6:15, and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 4thTo RSVP or for further information contact Connie Palmer at or call 908-264-3100.  Imagine is a free grief support center located in Mountainside and serving all of Union County and beyond. For more information, visit

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Christopher Dean Band to Play at Westfield Memorial Library

March 20, 2018

The Christopher Dean Band will play at the Westfield Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The Christopher Dean Band is a regional blues/soul band based out of the Central New Jersey area, working up and down the East coast year round. Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals.

Dean, who was ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Sun, March 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

The Displaced Persons Camp Experience

Religions And Spirituality


Tue, March 27, 7:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Intergenerational Holocaust Event at Temple ...