Community Workshops


Upcoming Community Workshops

Supporting Children Coping with Loss

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss is working to create grief informed communities where those who are grieving will be surrounded by family, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches and others who are able to provide support following a loss. We have several upcoming community workshops that will be offered for free to the public as part of this effort. Below you’ll find our upcoming workshop topics and links to register. We hope you’ll join us in our effort to create grief informed communities where no one grieves alone.

Grief in the Latinx Community

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Imagine is offering a free community webinar on Grief in the Latinx Community on September 21 from 7:00-8:30 pm. There will be two webinars held simultaneously, one presented in English and the other in Spanish.

Those who attend the webinar will be able to:

  • Gain awareness of intersectionality and grief as it applies to the Latinx Community
  • Learn traditional cultural values within the Latinx Community
  • Identify different types of grief and loss that pertain to the Latinx Community

Imagine’s staff hope to see you at the upcoming webinar!

October 19, 2023 from 6:30-8:00PM

Bullies to Buddies

Bullying is a challenge for many students, but children who are grieving are more likely to be bullied or to become bullies. Imagine is offering a free Bullies to Buddies workshop at our center in Mountainside.

The Bullies to Buddies method fosters resilience by showing children how to respond to verbal aggression with opportunities to role play techniques taught throughout the session.

The training will be offered by Connie Palmer, LCSW, a Grief Education Consultant for Imagine and a Certified Bullies to Buddies Trainer.

The event is open to:

  • Children and youth in grades 3 and up
  • Parents and caregivers
  • School staff members
  • Interested community members

Pizza dinner will be served at 6:15PM.

Past Webinar Recordings:

Through this free, pre-recorded Imagine University webinar you will learn:

  • Ways to incorporate the one you lost into your celebratory traditions
  • What to expect when grieving during the holidays
  • How you can have all your feelings this holiday season

Please consider donating to help make webinars like this one possible. With your help, we can continue providing exceptional grief support to families who need it and educate the community on how to help those coping with loss.

For more information Imagine’s Training & Education Program, please contact Imagine’s Training & Education Director, Veronica C. Ortiz, LPC at or 908-228-3358.  


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