Healing Tip – June 2024

Words That Can Help Grievers By Janet Zimmerman, LCSW-R In last month’s Healing Tip, COPE’s virtual, daytime support group offered suggestions for what not to say to someone who is grieving the loss of a child. Hopefully some of you found it helpful, at the very...

Healing Tip – July 2024

In the digital age, technology is likely used throughout the day to accomplish tasks and connect with others. Whether for work, keeping up with current events, listening to podcasts, utilizing social media or taking pictures with mobile phones, technology is integral...

Parent Columns – June 2024

Remembering a loved one Hello, My name is Amanda Ortiz. My son Tommy Santiago Jr aka TJ passed away on August 20,2023. He passed of pneumonia. He is survived by his parents Amanda Ortiz and Tommy Santiago and sisters Analisse and Elisse Santiago. We miss him dearly....

Welcome board members!

COPE is thrilled to welcome two new board members, Judy Lipson and Kelsey Kroning. Learn more about them and new board member opportunities below. Judy Lipson Judy is the author of “Celebration of Sisters: It Is Never Too Late To Grieve”, winner of the...

Healing Tip – May 2024

When Words Make Grieving Even Worse By Janet Zimmerman, LCSW-R  When you have lost a child you very quickly realize that no one can possibly understand what you are experiencing unless they have undergone the same loss. It’s just impossible. As you learn fairly...

Healing Tip – April 2024

The month of April holds National Siblings’ Day on April 10. This day is set to celebrate and strengthen the bonds shared by siblings. Yet, it can leave many grieving siblings feeling sad, reminiscent or unsure about what to do. Sibling grief is often disenfranchised,...

Healing Tip – March 2024

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month and has Creative Arts Therapy Appreciation Week! And shoutout to Play Therapy Awareness Week in February, Counseling Awareness Month in April, and Mental Health Awareness Month in May! And that’s just naming the weeks and...

Co-Presidents’ Message – February 2024

I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to share with all of you this month. The more I thought about it, the less clear I was. My brother’s birthday is in February and while I wanted to acknowledge that, I wasn’t sure how to do so. I remembered something I...