Understanding the Value of Funerals for Children

Funerals can be highly therapeutic – not only to adults but also to children. It is critical that funeral directors, as well as parents, clergy, educators, counselors and social service professionals, understand the importance and therapeutic value of such rituals and assist children in selecting the ways in which they can comfortably attend and even participate in such rituals. This program was underwritten in part by the Funeral Service Foundation.


Expert Panelists: Tashel Bordere, PhD, CT; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; William G. Hoy, DMin, FT; and Denise Rollins, PhD, MA. Moderated by Frank Sesno
Available On Demand and DVD
Length: 90 minutes

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Complimentary Program Options:
  • Webcast link
  • Program Viewer Guide (available online)
  • Poster (available online)​
  • Bonus videos of two interviews and a funeral home tour with children from the Children's Grief Center of El Paso

DVD and printed support materials
  • DVD (shipping fee is $7.95)
  • Program Viewer Guide (available online and 20 printed copies included with DVD)
  • Poster (available online and one poster included with DVD)​
  • Bonus videos of two interviews and a funeral home tour with children from the Children's Grief Center of El Paso (available online)

Continuing Education Information:

  • 1.5-2.0 credits are available for a variety of professional boards for $10 per certificate (ASWB has approved the program for 1.5 credit hours).
  • A Certificate of Attendance is free with discount code. Contact HFA at educate@hospicefoundation.org to obtain the code.
  • Viewers can obtain 2.0 credits: 1) by attending a local 30-minute post-program discussion or 2) by participating in a 30-minute HFA-hosted conference call. See below for conference call details.

View the approved board list here.

Post-program Conference Call Registration: Calls are held on the first Tuesday of the month from Noon-12:30 pm ET and are designed for individual viewers who are unable to attend the required 30-minute post-program discussion to receive 2 CE hours. ASWB has approved 1.5 credit hours; viewers seeking ASWB credit are not required to participate in a post-program 30-minute discussion.

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Click here to sign up for the May 5 post-program conference call.

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