Grief Education & Training

About Community Education & Training

We provide educational programming and training through in-person workshops and online webinars to professionals and communities near and far. These workshops are customized to meet the needs of each individual audience. We provide meaningful and engaging learning experiences for you and your team to increase awareness and skills to support children, teens, adults, and families through grief and loss.

We have delivered education and training in a variety of settings including:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals & Healthcare Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Community Agencies
  • Mental Healthcare
  • Funeral Industry
  • Corporations

Grief Education Topics

Examples of some of the topics we have presented in our training and education workshops:

  • Informational Grief Workshops
  • Topic Specific Workshops for Community Organizations
  • Grief in the Workplace
  • Parent Seminars
  • Understanding Your Child’s or Teen’s Grief
  • Prevention and Postvention of Suicide Program, including QPR
  • Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention
  • Taking Time to Remember/Grief and the Holidays
  • Long Distance Grief

Adult Caregiver Education

We provide education and support for caregivers, spouses, and family members when a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness. This education and support is designed to assist caregivers in creating a balance as they face, endure, and embrace loss.

Postvention Support

COJ offers ongoing support to children, teens and adults following the death of a loved one or someone in the community. Our Crisis Response Team offers support from the time of the initial call and works with the school personnel, students, parents, media and families for as long as needed.

As part of our postvention support, we are Certified Gatekeeper Instructors for QPR Training.  Question a person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help, Refer the person to get help.  QPR is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment. QPR is intended to teach those who are in the position to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble to ACT vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

To inquire or to request training for your organization, please email or call us at 513-870-9108.  Email icon to

Facilitator Training

Interested in becoming a Bereavement Facilitator? As we continue to experience an increase in children, teens, families, and adults seeking grief support, we are looking for volunteers to serve as facilitators in our support groups. The goal of this training is to equip you with the education and tools you need to facilitate a grief support group.  To learn more about our upcoming facilitator training, please email or call us at 513-870-9108.