Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss – Stayed Tuned for the Next Date and Time

Over 25 professionals gathered on April 10th at Overlook Hospital’s Thomas Glasser Caregiver Center to view Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss, a program of the Hospice Foundation of America.  Sponsored by Imagine and Bradley Funeral Homes it provided invaluable information and resources for anyon working with teens coping with any type of life loss.  The program will be re-aired a number of times in the coming year.  CE’s available.  Contact Imagine at 908-264-3100 for more information.


Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual National Living With Grief® Program

Hosted by Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss and Bradley & Son Funeral

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.

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. NATIONAL EXPERTS:

  • 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.See full program details at

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).

For more information or to RSVP contact:
Imagine at or call 908-264-3100