Grief Education & Support for Communities | New Jersey

Education for Groups & Organizations

Learn how your neighborhood, group or organization can be supportive in a time of crisis or loss. 

Through Imagine University, we create workshops tailored specifically to your audience and needs. Losses can include death, divorce, separation, abandonment, parental incarceration, disability, illness, and more.  

We also provide support at your site—whether a school, workplace, house of worship or town hall—after any type of loss. This includes but is not limited to suicide, homicide, accidental death, or illness.

Research shows that the single most important factor that helps grieving children is the active presence of at least one healthy, caring, functional adult who sees them, acknowledges their loss, and offers support. Our workshops help ensure that, wherever a child or teen turns, there will be an adult prepared to provide support and a listening ear.

Some of our partners include the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, Family Promise, Alzheimer’s NJ, New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF,) PFLAG, Jewish Community Center of Central Jersey, the Summit Y, Scotch Plains YMCA,  and many others.

To set up an Imagine University workshop, please contact Imagine Clinical Training Director Connie Palmer, LCSW, at connie@imaginenj.org or 908.264.3100. 

You can view our current and upcoming community webinars here.

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For additional resources, check out the National Alliance for Grieving Children.

Dear 
Connie

“I am the mom of a child with a brain injury… I feel I had a spiritual awakening today after listening to you. You made so much sense, everything made sense to me finally after all these years. .. You woke up my feelings that I have held deep down since the “incident,” as I like to call it. I didn’t realize I needed to grieve… Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my grieving heart. You have NO IDEA how much you helped me today, I feel I can finally start to live again.”

– Lori Hinkle