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June 21, 2021
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Funeral Services in the LGBTQ+ Community and the LGBTQ+ Community in Funeral Services

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Funeral Services in the LGBTQ+ Community and the LGBTQ+ Community in Funeral Services

The relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and the funeral services profession has historically been problematic, often due to stigma, oversight, and lack of education. Queer-identified persons who work within the profession and those who are clients frequently cite experiences of discrimination and exclusion as a result of their identities. This session will demystify queer identities; identify common experiences of exclusion; discuss the funeral profession’s past and present relationship with the LGBTQ+ community; and generate practical strategies to reach and serve more effectively queer-identified clients and staff in the future. The presenters, working within different fields and professions, share a goal of ensuring that LGBTQ+ community members within the profession and those served by the profession are equally supported with inclusivity and protection from discrimination.

Learning Objectives:

Business Benefits:

Presenter Biographies:

Timothy McLoone is a Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant for the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home in Pennsylvania.  Licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Tim has cultivated high levels of knowledge and expertise through his extensive work in all facets of the business while working in both corporate and family-owned business settings. He earned his BA in Communications from York College of Pennsylvania and his AAS in Funeral Service Education from Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA, where he serves as a member of the department’s Advisory Board.

Sara Murphy, PhD, CT, is a death educator, certified thanatologist (Association for Death Education and Counseling), and suicidologist with fourteen years of scholarly, pedagogical, and professional experience in the field. She is a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island where she has developed and taught many interdisciplinary courses on special topics of death, dying, and bereavement as well as disenfranchised populations and means of death. Publicly, Dr. Murphy conducts professional development and educational workshops and seminars on specialized topics of death, dying, and bereavement nationwide for businesses, schools, and professional organizations. Dr. Murphy is also a suicide and bereavement consultant as well as the author of the booklet, “Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the Loss of Your Loved One during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” a free resource for helping professionals and individuals published by the Funeral Service Foundation. 

How To Attend

Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: When registering, each person must have their own individual email address. You must participate by using the unique login confirmation that was sent to you via email after completing the registration process. Please note that credit (if available) is ONLY provided to registered attendees.

Call Craig at OFDA 614-486-5339 or 800-589-6332 for details on how to register three or more attendees and receive a member discount.

Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.

 State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors

Approved. Credit has been submitted and is approved with the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (2020 - 2021) for 1.0 CE credit.

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2021-06-21 15:00:00 2021-06-21 16:00:00 America/Detroit Funeral Services in the LGBTQ+ Community and the LGBTQ+ Community in Funeral Services Register Here Funeral Services in the LGBTQ+ Community and the LGBTQ+ Community in Funeral Services The relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and the funeral services profession has historically been problematic, often due to stigma, oversight, and lack of education. Queer-identified persons who work within the profession and those who are clients frequently cite experiences of discrimination and exclusion as a result of their identities. This session will demystify queer identities; identify common experiences of exclusion; discuss the funeral profession’s past and present relationship with the LGBTQ+ community; and generate practical strategies to reach and serve more effectively queer-identified clients and staff in the future. The presenters, working within different fields and professions, share a goal of ensuring that LGBTQ+ community members within the profession and those served by the profession are equally supported with inclusivity and protection from discrimination. Learning Objectives: Demonstrate acquired knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences with and within the profession Understand the prevalence and impact of LGBTQ+ discrimination within the profession Employ strategies to reach and serve LGBTQ+ clients and families equitably and with cultural competency Apply knowledge to make your funeral home a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ clients and staff Business Benefits: Enhance your firm’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community Develop plans to identify and meet the LGBTQ+ market Better serve clients who are often disenfranchised in their grieving experiences Strengthen your ability to retain and support LGBTQ+ employees within your business Presenter Biographies: Timothy McLoone is a Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant for the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home in Pennsylvania.  Licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Tim has cultivated high levels of knowledge and expertise through his extensive work in all facets of the business while working in both corporate and family-owned business settings. He earned his BA in Communications from York College of Pennsylvania and his AAS in Funeral Service Education from Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA, where he serves as a member of the department’s Advisory Board. Sara Murphy, PhD, CT, is a death educator, certified thanatologist (Association for Death Education and Counseling), and suicidologist with fourteen years of scholarly, pedagogical, and professional experience in the field. She is a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island where she has developed and taught many interdisciplinary courses on special topics of death, dying, and bereavement as well as disenfranchised populations and means of death. Publicly, Dr. Murphy conducts professional development and educational workshops and seminars on specialized topics of death, dying, and bereavement nationwide for businesses, schools, and professional organizations. Dr. Murphy is also a suicide and bereavement consultant as well as the author of the booklet, “Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the Loss of Your Loved One during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” a free resource for helping professionals and individuals published by the Funeral Service Foundation.  How To Attend Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar. IMPORTANT MESSAGE: When registering, each person must have their own individual email address. You must participate by using the unique login confirmation that was sent to you via email after completing the registration process. Please note that credit (if available) is ONLY provided to registered attendees.Call Craig at OFDA 614-486-5339 or 800-589-6332 for details on how to register three or more attendees and receive a member discount. Credit If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.  State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral DirectorsApproved. Credit has been submitted and is approved with the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (2020 - 2021) for 1.0 CE credit. Webinar 1 CE