The Afterlife…And Getting Their Gently

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Date(s) - March 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Jewish Family Services

Contact Info:


Date: Tuesday ,March 24, 2015    Time: 9:00am-11:30am

Place: Jewish Family Services

52 Concordia Shopping Center, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

(Bagels & Coffee will be served)


Presenter:   Bruce A. Birnberg, LCSW, Executive Director of Stein Hospice

Course Outline:

Exploration of the role and function of Hospice in                        30 minutes


Discuss core information on Death in America                              30 minutes

Multicultural Perspective on afterlife belief and rituals             60 minutes

Evaluations                                                                                           10 minutes


Demonstrate knowledge of core concepts of death, dying, grief and the afterlife from at least two cultures.

Demonstrate knowledge of how beliefs, values and assumptions about both life and death influence the grieving process.

Articulate the role that rituals play in the grieving process.

Understand the impact of the social worker’s own values, ethics and assumptions on those dying or grieving.

Target Audience: entry, immediate, and advance social workers who work in geriatric and hospice settings. Certificates will be distributed at the end of class upon completion of written course evaluations.  Request for special accommodations, ADA, and for information about continuing education credits for social workers, please contact Toby Ehrlich (732) 568-1155.

Any issues regarding this course, please call Toby Ehrlich at (732) 568-1155

*To RSVP Please call Janice Vegola at Stein Hospice 732-227-1212 or email

**Consider inviting a friend to attend**