New York State Funeral Directors Association

The NYS Tribute Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established in 2003 out of a desire to unite the knowledge and resources of funeral service professionals throughout New York State.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting education, outreach and research programs that advance the public's understanding of end-of-life issues.

The Foundation uses its philanthropic resources to stimulate research, improve and support professional education, increase public outreach, and sponsor forums to foster policy dialogue on important end-of-life issues.

Facilitator Training Programs Scheduled for Suicide and Substance Use Bereavement Support Groups

Grief Support Group ImageThis two-day training provides a foundation for facilitating mutual-help grief
support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide or substance-use death. The program will discuss characteristics of these unique types of loss, basic support group facilitation and instruction to develop the skills helpful in addressing the needs of the bereaved in a support group. While this program does not cover clinical assessment or treatment, mental health professionals are welcome to attend. The training will use group discussion, interactive presentation and skill-building practice groups that employ role-playing to prepare the facilitators.

Next sessions:

  • April 3 – 4, 2019; or
  • May 15 16, 2019
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New York State 
Tribute Foundation

1 South Family Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-452-8230
Fax: 518-452-8667