I am partnering with VFDA to bring this topic to deathcare professionals (funeral directors) in Virginia. If you know a funeral director, please share.
Where: Through Zoom Webinar
When: Tue, 04/28/2020, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free for VFDA members
Speaking of Suicide
How to Talk to Families Who’ve Suffered a Loss by Suicide
A loss by suicide is like no other, and the grief can be especially traumatic. Given that many of these families feel intense shame and the uncomfortable nature of suicide, directors are often unsure of the right thing to do or say. This workshop offers guidance on supporting families who have suffered a loss by suicide and includes downloads and handouts for your staff and families.
- Suicide myths and truths
- Scripts on the right thing to say or not say
- Recognizing the bereaved who are at risk of suicide and what to do
- Preventing compassion burnout