Who can resist Saturday morning cartoons? Come laugh and learn at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s (ICCFA) annual convention in Las Vegas, NV. At that time, Certified Thanatologist Gail Rubin will present “Lessons on Grief and Mourning in Cartoons.” Here’s the ICCFA conference website.
Animated movies designed for children can also address the grief of adults. This presentation incorporates clips from popular cartoon films that illustrate and instruct about mourning losses. You’ll learn ways to effectively use animated film clips in aftercare programs and to build up funeral home community relations. This session also provides a framework for understanding grief and coping strategies gleaned from thanatology, the study of death, dying and bereavement.
ADEC Presentation April 27
The following week, Gail will present a non-death-loss variation of “Lessons on Grief and Mourning in Cartoons” at the annual convention of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) in Pittsburgh, PA. This breakout session will take place on Friday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. Here’s the ADEC conference website.
Gail Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (a death educator), a credential awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). As the Doyenne of Death®, she uses her writing and speaking skills to encourage the general public to plan ahead on end-of-life issues. She is the award-winning author of A GOOD GOODBYE: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.
She pioneered the Death Café movement in the United States and is the event coordinator for the inaugural “Before I Die” Albuquerque festival. She is a member of the ICCFA, ADEC, the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter and Toastmasters International. Download a free planning form and 50-point Executor’s Checklist from her website, www.AGoodGoodbye.com.