When Someone You Love Dies From COVID-19
In partnership with Spring Grove Funeral Homes, COJ's Sheila Munafo-Kanoza and COJ's Ann Marie Kahwaty-Bogan created this webinar to offer support for those who have had a loved one die from COVID-19. The grieving process of losing someone to COVID-19 is complicated and different from the normal grief process. For many, these losses are sudden and unexpected. Factor in not being there in a loved one's time of need, not being able to communicate with family members in a natural way, not being able to say goodbye, not participating in normal rituals — all of this can make grieving more difficult and complicated. Coping with grief, especially when it is complicated by social isolation and trauma, takes time.
Caring For Grieving Children & Teens
COJ's Sheila Munafo-Kanoza and COJ's Ann Marie Kahwaty-Bogan share how to care for grieving children and teens. This webinar is a helpful resource for parents, grandparents, school staff, coaches and other caring adults..
The Invisible String
COJ's Sheila Munafo-Kanoza shares this beautiful story about the unbreakable connections between us and our loved ones. The Invisible String is written by Patrice Karst and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.
Supporting Your Child Through Grief During COVID-19
COJ's Ann Marie Kahwaty-Bogan and Faith Nicolet discuss how you can support a grieving child during this difficult time.
Spring into Healing Grief Retreat
Click on the links below to view the recorded session. The session has been broken into three parts for easier viewing. Part 1 - Welcome & Meditation with COJ's Sheila Munafo-Kanoza and Debbie Heidrich Part 2 - Dr. Sharon Phillips talks grief and all of its messiness... and COVID-19! Part 3 - COJ's Ann Marie Kahwaty-Bogan talks about grief amidst COVID-19.
Companions on a Journey Video Resources
A Mother's Day Message from Sheila...
Take a listen as Sheila Munafo-Kanoza uses a clementine to illustrate...
Taking Care of Yourself When Your Brain Is Distracted By Grief
Take a listen as Julie Leonard-Barnard as she talks about the ADD of grief...
Juggling COVID-19 Changes, Grief, and Your Life
Grief and life is a balancing act - sometimes we can juggle it all and other times, we have to let it all fall. Remember, this is okay because it's all about creating a balance and figuring out how will we continue on in this new normal. Take a listen as our intern, Hannah Hastings, shares her thoughts with you in this three-part video series...