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  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! The guide addresses the challenges of grieving a loved one’s death during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the nature of grief; traumatic loss and its triggers; ambiguous losses; and the risk of disenfranchised grief. It also addresses the importance of talking to children about death and memorialization and the difficulties of being separated from a loved one at the time of their death. The guide offers guidance on how families can meaningfully celebrate the life of their loved one and discusses the importance of maintaining your health while grieving.
  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! As a beacon of support and compassion for families and communities, a funeral director’s role extends beyond caring for the decedent. The Foundation offers free resources to help funeral directors build strong, trusted relationships, and help families understand that they are not alone in their grief. We are here to help you answer these common questions:
    • How do I plan a meaningful goodbye for my child?
    • Should my child attend the funeral?
    • Is my grief normal during a pandemic?
    Our When a Child Dies, Youth & Funerals and Grieving Alone & Together community resources are ideal to share with families at the transfer of care, or in the arrangement conference. Created by funeral service and grief experts, the resources also serve as excellent tools to build support and compassion around grieving families. Share with hospice and grief organizations, take them to schools, or even keep copies with you share as needed when you’re out in the community.
  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! The Youth & Funerals booklet is a tool that helps debunk the common myths that prevent youth from attending or participating in funerals, offers age-appropriate language and advice on discussing death and funerals with youth, and gives suggestions for youth preparedness, empowerment and involvement in memorialization.
  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! Use this self-care handbook to explore effective techniques, specially designed to help funeral service professionals maintain a healthy work/life balance and prevent burnout. The handbook features tips, guidance, quizzes and journaling prompts that use proven methods to help funeral service professionals:
    • Evaluate experiences, thoughts, and feelings
    • Manage stress
    • Navigate a path to self-care
    • Uncover a deeper sense of self-understanding
  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! Atravesar El Duelo Solos Y Juntos—Cómo responder ante la pérdida de un ser querido durante la pandemia de COVID-19 Por Sara Murphy, PhD, CT Prólogo por Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. The guide addresses the challenges of grieving a loved one’s death during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the nature of grief; traumatic loss and its triggers; ambiguous losses; and the risk of disenfranchised grief. It also addresses the importance of talking to children about death and memorialization and the difficulties of being separated from a loved one at the time of their death. The guide offers guidance on how families can meaningfully celebrate the life of their loved one and discusses the importance of maintaining your health while grieving.
  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! Los Jóvenes Y Los Funerales — Compresión del papel tan importante que tienen los funerales y la conmemoración en la vida de los jóvenes The Youth & Funerals booklet is a tool that helps debunk the common myths that prevent youth from attending or participating in funerals, offers age-appropriate language and advice on discussing death and funerals with youth, and gives suggestions for youth preparedness, empowerment and involvement in memorialization.
  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! As a beacon of support and compassion for families and communities, a funeral director’s role extends beyond caring for the decedent. The Foundation offers free resources to help funeral directors build strong, trusted relationships, and help families understand that they are not alone in their grief. We are here to help you answer these common questions:
    • How do I plan a meaningful goodbye for my child?
    • Should my child attend the funeral?
    • Is my grief normal during a pandemic?
    Our When a Child Dies, Youth & Funerals and Grieving Alone & Together community resources are ideal to share with families at the transfer of care, or in the arrangement conference. Created by funeral service and grief experts, the resources also serve as excellent tools to build support and compassion around grieving families. Share with hospice and grief organizations, take them to schools, or even keep copies with you share as needed when you’re out in the community.
  • This is a free resource—simply pay shipping! Use this poster in your work room for a gentle, helpful, and constant reminder of the self-care manifesto featured in the handbook. Read through each point to stay connected with your thoughts, feelings, and self-care goals to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to be the best funeral service professional you can be.  This poster is included with each Caring for Families & Caring for Yourself handbook order, and is also available separately.

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