Judis' House/JAG Institute provides community grief education for thousands of individuals annually in schools, nonprofit organizations, health care settings, faith-based organizations, and universities, while simultaneously offering intensive training for graduate students and early career professionals in the behavioral health field.  Our staff of grief-minded and trauma-informed experts provides high quality training that incorporates timely research and best practice standards so more grieving youth and families may receive the support they need.

We believe that no child should be alone in grief.  To realize that vision requires collaboration and focused efforts that mobilize and equip communities with the tools and resources needed to provide effective and sustainable grief care. We are dedicated to sharing the research- and practice-based knowledge we have acquired and refined over a 16-year history through accessible training and education programming. Together, we can support diverse populations of bereaved individuals, strengthen our communities, and create a grief-sensitive culture.

Community Outreach

Judi’s House/JAG Institute is dedicated to sharing the research- and practice-based knowledge we have acquired and refined over the past 17+ years through accessible training and education programming. Throughout Metro Denver, and beyond, we train professionals to provide grief-focused, trauma-informed services, and educate communities in being grief-minded and responsive to the needs of the bereaved. We also disseminate evaluation and research findings to advocate for childhood bereavement to be recognized as a critical public priority in order to improve the quality of care for grieving children and families.

To increase the opportunity for us to meet your request, please make requests a minimum of two weeks prior to scheduled presentation date.


Judi’s House/JAG Institute is proud to be an approved internship and practicum site for many universities’ clinical training programs. Each year, we provide intensive training to approximately 10 mental health trainees who are working on their advanced degrees.  Our trainees provide more than 10,000 hours of service to support grieving children and families in our community annually.

The next application period will open in winter of 2020 for our fall 2020 intern class.

Post-Graduate Trainees

Judi’s House/JAG Institute employs Post-Graduate Trainees (PGT) who are early career professionals in the behavioral health field working towards licensure in the state of Colorado. Trainees work closely with clinical staff, participating in the development of clinical programming, leading therapeutic groups, conducting psycho-social assessments, aiding in the professional development of interns, and conducting community outreach opportunities. These valued members of our team allow Judi’s House to continue to provide the highest quality care to grieving children and families.