For Immediate Release: February 10, 2011
New resources include bilingual bereavement books and convenient, cost-effective CE solutions.
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has released its 2011 Resource Catalog. Packed with essential tools selected by funeral directors to help their fellow funeral professionals strengthen their business operations, expand skills and knowledge, and enhance service to families, this year's catalog features an expanded selection of affordable Spanish language and bilingual (Spanish/English) bereavement resources and new cost-effective home study continuing education (CE) options, some of which are based on top-rated NFDA Web Seminars, Teleconferences and Convention workshops.
Recognizing that the country is becoming increasingly diverse, NFDA has added a number of Spanish language and bilingual books to help funeral directors provide grief resources to families in which English may not be the primary language. These new resources include:
The catalog also features new NFDA Home Study courses that enable funeral directors to earn CE without leaving their home or office. Presented by trusted experts and approved for continuing education hours by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and most state licensing boards, NFDA Home Study courses are available in book, CD and DVD formats. NFDA members can purchase many home study course packages for less than $100 (includes book, CD or DVD and NFDA Home Study test).
New NFDA Home Study options offered in the catalog include:
The 2011 NFDA Resource Catalog was mailed with the February issue of The Director. A copy can be downloaded from the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/resourcestore; individuals can also call the association at 800-228-6332 to obtain a printed copy of the catalog.
Items in the NFDA Resource Catalog can be ordered online, www.nfda.org/resourcestore; by calling the association at 800-228-6332; or by using the order form in the catalog, which can be faxed or mailed to the association.
NFDA is the world's leading funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent more than 9,900 funeral homes in the United States and internationally. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy Division office in Washington, D.C., NFDA is the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service. Through education, information and advocacy, NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.
Media Contacts: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536 Emilee High, 262-814-1547
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