Monday, December 5, 2022

Leader Links: The Funeral Industry Embraces Tech, Diversity, and Unconventional Death Practices

This week’s edition of Leader Links features articles about end-of-life technology services, notable Black funeral directors, and unconventional death practices, to name a few.

Permission to Grieve: Virtual Workshop with Glenda Stansbury

On Tuesday, May 24, at 4 p.m. CT, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and Glenda Stansbury offer a workshop webinar to show you what the power of your presence can bring to families.

Grief Is Not a Disorder: My Position on the New “Prolonged Grief Disorder” Diagnostic...

Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals can now, at their discretion, diagnose an adult patient with “prolonged grief disorder,” or PGD, one year or more after the death of someone loved (just six months for children).

NFDA Introduces the 2022-23 Class of the National Emerging Leaders Program

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is proud to announce the funeral service professionals who have been selected to participate in the 2022-23 National Emerging Leaders Program.

Funeral Service Foundation and The Messenger Co. Announce Spring Matching Gift Campaign

The Funeral Service Foundation is launching its fifth matching gift campaign in partnership with The Messenger Co. Now through June 15, Foundation supporters can do twice the good with one donation.

Peer Support Meeting: Facing Tension and Distrust in the Workplace

New research shows that a toxic company culture is the number one reason employees leave. It’s not the long hours, not the paycheck — a disrespectful, cutthroat, noninclusive atmosphere is ten times more likely to drive workers out.

Prolonged Grief Disorder Added to the DSM-5: Here’s What You Need to Know

As of March 2022, the revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) features the notable (and somewhat controversial) inclusion of what the medical community has termed prolonged grief disorder (PGD).

Remember Together: NFDA Debuts Planning Guide and Toolkit to Help Members Plan COVID Remembrance...

To help funeral homes bring a measure of healing to the communities they serve, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) created Remember Together, a planning guide and toolkit to help funeral homes plan COVID-19 memorial events.

Support for Everyday Issues, Every Day: NFDA Launches New Member Assistance Program

To help association members be at their best so they can effectively support the families they serve, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has partnered with SupportLinc to launch a member assistance program.

Life Forest® Burial Trees Earn Arboretum Accreditation

Life Forest® has been awarded a Level 01 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum, for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens