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An Evening With Michael Seaver

Last Wednesday we had an Evening With Michael S. Seaver, where we discussed our biggest source of stress, we defined our core values and then received practical applications to help relieve our compassion fatigue and avoid burnout. It was interesting to see how everyone narrowed down their core values. It was harder than you would imagine […]

A Year in Review

As 2019 comes to a close, the AFCCA Board of Directors would like to reflect on all that we accomplished this year. Our mission is to advocate, educate and promote high ethical standards for our members and the families we serve. Advocacy HB2188 -Relating to Funeral Interns, which passed under SB1245. Mortuary Science Graduates can […]

Fatality Management Planning Workshop Conference Materials

The Fatality Management Planning Workshop held on December 4th at Black Canyon Conference Center now has the conference materials available for download: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/emergency-preparedness/#conferences-2019 As AzDHS receives additional resources from their Colorado partners they will be sharing those resources with us. Also, they are currently building a working website for regional partners to continue working on […]

Cultivating Emerging Leaders: Young Professionals and New Licensees Can Apply for NFDA Meet the Mentors Program

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is now accepting entries for a chance to participate in the 2020 Meet the Mentors Program: Presented by the Funeral Service Foundation, March 8-10, 2020, at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, located on the campus of Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga. Meet the Mentors has been […]

Carved in Memory Wins NFDA Innovation Award

AFCCA would like to congratulate Arizona based business, Carved in Memory, on their big win at the NFDA Annual Conference! Owners Clinton Probst (MCC Mortuary Science Graduate) and Calli Probst create beautiful wood carved memorializations of your loved one’s handwriting. Visit their website at www.carvedinmemory.com. Brookfield, Wisconsin – NFDA presented Carved in Memory with its […]

Burying The Taboo: Why its Not Just a Miscarriage

By: Monica Torres, LE, LFD, LC, Reconstruction Specialist and Desairologist Caring for a deceased infant is no doubt the most difficult undertaking any funeral director or embalmer will undergo in their career. Guiding families sensitively through this uphill journey, filled with complicated grief, is uncomfortable and often seems impossible. Guilt, shame, anger, confusion, and deep personal […]

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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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