Continuing Education

12th Annual Grief Conference


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Have you ever wondered how to manage in cases of cultural, ethnic, social or religious conflicts or in anticipation of misunderstandings that inevitably arise in human interactions? Been well-meaning but not sure what to say in exchanges that go beyond the realm of your life or professional experiences in bereavement care? Or simply desire to increase your “self” and “other” awareness, knowledge, and skills so that both you and the bereaved families in which you interact with feel appropriately supported within and across cultural, ethnic, social or religious lines at arguably the most vulnerable phase of life?  If so, this workshop, focusing on the biases that we bring and encounter in grief and loss, is for you.  This interactive workshop will explore recognized and unrecognized biases in meeting the diverse needs of contemporary families in end-of-life and after-death care from a developmental and contextual perspective.  We will explore theories of socially just practice and  conscientious strategies in expressions of caring among helping professionals that contribute to effective communication, trusting-building and positive outcomes for the bereaved. This workshop draws from research, practice and case studies.  It promises to enlighten as it provides practical experiences around biases that allow for self-reflection and problem-solving in a safe and professional environment. You will become more aware of the “lens” in which you look through as you serve the bereaved in our diverse community.


 The Annual Conference on Grief and Loss is the result of the collaborative efforts of several bereavement professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Our goal is to offer a one day program featuring a nationally recognized speaker to local bereavement providers in an affordable venue. 






Dr. Tashel Bordere is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science and State Extension Specialist in Youth Development at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She serves on the Board of the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC), Board of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and Advisory Council of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). She served as Editor of the ADEC Forum publication. Dr. Bordere’s research program assumes a contextual approach focusing on cultural trauma, loss (violent loss, intangible loss) and suffocated grief among Black youth and families. She studies cultural practices that promote healing and survival.




Continuing Education Approvals

Counselors and Social Workers:5 clock hours for those who attend the entire program. This program is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.  Provider #RCS071902.


Funeral Directors:  —CE’s approved by the Ohio Board of   Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Certified Funeral Service Practitioner: — contact hours approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service