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Resource List – Helping Families With Grief Support After An Overdose

By: Jessica Farren Public Relations Specialist, ASD ASD shared a resource list they recently put together that will be helpful to you and your employees. Here is the URL: http://www.myasd.com/blog/overdose-grief-support-where-find-help The resource list compiles national as well as local grief support groups specifically for those who have been impacted by a loved one’s overdose. I […]

Cremation Innovations Summit in Las Vegas

Members of the AFCCA receive a special offer to SAVE $100 on the Cremation Innovations Summit, Sept. 28, in Las Vegas. You can learn all about the event here: https://summitvegas.planningpod.com/#home-panel At the summit, you’ll learn how to: • Leverage technology to reach more families that prefer cremation. • Become your community’s expert on alkaline hydrolysis. • […]

2018 AFCCA Annual Conference Recap

Another annual conference has come and gone, and now is the time to reflect on the event. The “FOCUS” this year was self-care in order to more effectively serve the families that come to us in their time of need. Everyone in this industry, from grounds crew to funeral directors to the office staff to […]

Arizona Department of Health Services’ (ADHS) Bureau of Vital Records (BVR): DAVE Updates

During the ADHS presentation at the 2018 AFCCA Annual Conference, some suggestions for improvement were shared such as: Physicians are creating duplicate records in DAVE.  Can the BVR consider removing their ability to create death records in DAVE? BVR Response:   This suggestion will be researched further and discussed internally. Medical certifiers are forgetting to enter […]

2018 AFCCA Of the Year Nominees

Each year, the AFCCA has an open call for nominations split into different categories: Funeral Director, Associate, Funeral Home, Cemetery, and Supplier of the Year. Winners are then selected based on four criteria based on the AFCCA Mission Statement: • Community Involvement • Demonstration of professional and ethical standards • Active participation in the betterment […]

Clearing through Smoke and Mirrors

Monica Torres will be presenting at the 2018 AFCCA Annual Convention at 9:00 AM on Thursday, June 7th for 2 A CEUs – Register Today Guiding families through the realm of the Family Assisted Dress Experience Funeral Directors and Embalmers understand dignity and death are oxy morons.  There is no actual dignity in death.  Dignity […]

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Have the Talk.



Having the talk of a lifetime can make the difference of a lifetime. It can help reacquaint us with our loved ones and help us get to know them in a new and different way.

Finding a way to start talking with a loved one may be the most difficult part; however, we might find that once the conversation starts, it may be hard to stop.


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