Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment: Coping

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment is a five-part series that explores how childhood trauma can impact a person for decades to come. The series delves into how Newark is trying to become a trauma-informed city by 2020.

In this third installment, correspondent Michael Hill explores how death is a pervasive adverse childhood experience (ACE) that afflicts families. However, there are organizations that help families cope with loss. The story introduces Imagine, a Newark-based organization that provides grief education for children, young adults and families, and how it navigates the tricky topic of death.

Hill reported this story with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.