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.

DATE: February 21, 2024

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

PLACE: Imagine Newark
570 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Grief in the Black Community: Coping with Loss Together

This workshop will explore the costs of unsupported and unexpressed grief in the Black community. Those who attend will be able to:

  • Describe social justice and its connection to grief
  • Examine the intersectionality of grief and racism
  • Recognize the different types of grief and loss and their impact
  • Identify action steps you can take to support members of the black community who are grieving


Imagine’s Grief in the Black Community is for anyone who wants to learn how loss, grief and social justice are interconnected. We hope you’ll take part in our effort to build communities of healing together. Dinner will be served at 6:15pm. This workshop is free but registration is required.  Contact Veronica Ortiz, LPC for more information or 908-264-3100.

DATE: March 14, 2024

TIME: 7:00-8:30pm

PLACE: Via Zoom

Talking to Kids about Death and Dying

Engaging kids in conversations about weighty matters like life transitions, sickness, or mortality can be tough. Yet, it’s vital to ensure they understand and manage these major life occurrences.

This FREE webinar will help participants navigate these difficult conversations. Those attending the webinar will learn to:

  • Recognize that grief begins at diagnosis 
  • Describe how children grieve at different developmental stages 
  • Develop tools for creating a safe space where children can share their feelings 
  • Discover ways to navigate conversations about diagnosis, illness and death

This webinar is free but registration is required.  Contact Veronica Ortiz, LPC for more information or 908-264-3100.

Past Webinar Recordings:

Through this free, pre-recorded 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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