Webinar: Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   iCalendar

A Free Event for NFDA Members Only!

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1 CE Hour

Help Families Bereaved by a Suicide Loss

What is it really like to lose someone you love to suicide? Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss is a guide developed specifically for funeral directors that explores that question and is the basis of this webinar. You’ll hear practical advice about talking with those who are bereaved by a suicide loss and suggestions for providing high-quality services to them. You will receive useful resources for suicide loss survivors, including the referenced guide, and suggestions for how you as a funeral director can access support for yourself.

 Key Takeaways:

  • Effectively facilitate an arrangement conference with families who have lost someone by suicide
  • Communicate more effectively with grieving families
  • Discover useful resources for suicide loss survivors

 

 

Presenters:

Cheri Andes is the Director of Grief Support Services for Samaritans, Inc.  She works with a team of twenty-five suicide loss survivors who run peer-led grief support groups for those grieving a suicide loss and who also do home visits with suicide loss survivors. 

 

Larry Berkowitz is the Director and co-founder of Riverside Trauma Center and holds an appointment as a Teaching Associate in Psychology, Part Time, at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and was a member of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 

 

Emily Johnson is passionate about providing a meaningful goodbye for families after the death of a loved one. Emily became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2016, is a Certified Cremation Arranger, and serves on the board of the Cedar Rapids HOPEwalk Committee who hosts an annual memorial walk for those who have lost someone to suicide.

 

Approved for 1 CE hour by APFSP and by most state and province licensing boards.

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