Caring for Families & Caring for Yourself: Self Care Resources for Funeral Service Professionals

About the Resources

The Funeral Service Foundation commissioned the handbook and complementing poster through the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund. Both resources are available FREE OF CHARGE to funeral service professionals.

Funeral service professionals are first responders – sometimes called “last responders” in a high-touch, high-stress environment. Effectively managing that stress is part and parcel of the vocation and essential to a funeral service professional’s well-being. Finding ways to manage stress is key to maintaining healthy relationships with loved ones, and boosts a funeral director’s capacity to compassionately serve families.

A special thank you to author Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD for his commitment to serving those who are caring for others at their time of greatest need.

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Self-Care Handbook
Use this handbook to explore effective self-care techniques, specially designed to help funeral service professionals maintain a healthy work/life balance and prevent burnout.

The handbook features tips, guidance, quizzes and journaling prompts that use proven methods to help funeral service professionals:

  • Evaluate experiences, thoughts, and feelings
  • Manage stress
  • Navigate a path to self-care
  • Uncover a deeper sense of self-understanding
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Self-Care Manifesto Poster
Use this FREE poster in your work room for a gentle, helpful, and constant reminder of the self-care manifesto featured in the handbook. Read through each point to stay connected with your thoughts, feelings, and self-care goals to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to be the best funeral service professional you can be.

  • The poster is included with each handbook order of 5, 10 or 25, and is also available separately.

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Available in quantities of 5, 10 and 25


Handbook Features:
• Available in English
• Publication size: 7.5″ x 10.5″
• Number of pages: 28 pages (including cover)
• Professional-looking, #80 gloss UV coating with the inside of the brochure printed on matching #80 matte text stock

Poster Features:
• Available in English
• Publication size: 13″ x 19″
• Included with handbook orders (1 per qty of 5, 2 per qty of 10, 3 per qty of 25)
• Available separately

• USPS Shipping begins at $10.40; based on ZIP
• Please email with any shipping questions

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