Supporting Children Coping with Loss | Virtual Webinar

Supporting Children Coping with Loss

Upcoming Webinar

Wednesday, July 29

9:00 to 11:30 a.m.


6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The losses from the Covid-19 pandemic come on top of the many losses already being experienced by children and their families. As social workers and counselors, we need to know how to support these families. This webinar gives you the tools you need right now.

This workshop teaches how to recognize and respond to grief in children and teens.

Imagine is certified through the ASWB to offer 2.5 hours of continuing education credit for New Jersey social workers.

This live, interactive webinar is designed at a beginning level for social workers at all levels of experience and licensure (LCSW, LSW, BSW) to gain a working knowledge and awareness of how to support children after a loss.

When young people receive support, they learn to cope with current losses and develop resilience to cope with losses in the future. This presentation gives hands-on strategies and resources that can immediately be put to use in work with grieving children, youth and their families.

This webinar marks the official launch of Imagine University, which provides quality grief education in a world with unimaginable levels of loss. Imagine University equips its students to transform grief, trauma and loss into resilience, empathy and compassion. Imagine’s vision is to empower and support children coping with loss so that they grow up emotionally healthy and able to lead meaningful and productive lives.

*This workshop has been reduced from $50 to $40 with support by a grant from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.

Join us for our first Imagine University webinar!

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After attending this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Peer Support Groups that Imagine offers for Grieving Children and Their Parent(s)
  • Define Resilience, Loss, Grief and Mourning
  • Explain How Grief is a Normal Response to Loss
  • Define Anticipatory and Disenfranchised Grief
  • Describe the Consequences of Not Mourning a Loss
  • Explain the Difference Between Bereaved and Resilient Children
  • Differentiate Between the Misconceptions About Grief from the Truth about Grief
  • Summarize the Impact of Shame on Grief
  • Describe the Impact of Grief on Development
  • Identify Ways that Children Experience Grief Differently than Adults
  • Explain How Culture Affects How a Person Mourns
  • Describe Importance of Rituals in the Mourning Process
  • Identify Ways that Grief Affects Behavior
  • Describe How Grief Impacts Learning
  • Demonstrate the Companioning Model of Grief Support
  • Discern When and How to Self-Disclose Personal Experiences of Loss
  • Recognize the Importance of Self-Care For the Social Worker


Supporting Children Coping with Loss, Course 2571, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: August 27, 2019 to August 27, 2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2. 5 general social work continuing education credits.