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Get Involved! ADEC Credentialing Committees in Need of Volunteers.

Have you considered being involved in an ADEC leadership role? The very important ADEC Credentialing Committee is looking for volunteers for several positions on three different sub-committees.

1. Exam Management Committee (1-2 Members Needed): Responsible for development, administration, and production of a valid certification exam each year.

2. Exam Construction Committee (1-2 Members Needed): - Writing items for the Credentialing Exam Item Bank and submitting completed items to the Exam Consultant via ADEC staff.

3. Exam Content Committee (Chair & Committee Members Needed): Identification of goals, objectives, policies and procedures to achieve the following: Logistics, Quality Assurance, Oversight of staff & volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more, reply below as soon as possible, or email heather@mindfulnessandgrief.com.

Thank you for your consideration!

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Lizzy Miles, host of the first Death Cafe in the United States, first found out about Death Cafe through her work as a volunteer networking chair for The Association for Death Education and Counseling. Lizzy is an active ADEC member and will be presenting about how to host a Death Cafe at the ADEC conference in San Antonio.  To find out more about ADEC or the ADEC conference, please visit adec.org

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To learn more about ADEC's thanatology certification, visit ADEC.org

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ADEC member Rob Zucker quoted in this article about kids' grief during the holidays

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ADEC member Cheryl Amari was interviewed for this article on After-death Communication (ADC)

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ADEC member Kim Mooney is quoted in this article

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RIP Joan Abess, RN dedicated to helping others and long-time ADEC member.

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A grieving mother has written a memoir about the experience and aftermath of losing her son. The article below explores both her grief experience, as well as the catharsis that comes from her having chosen to write about it.

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“They used their personal grief as an opportunity to turn their tragedy into a gift of life.”

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Casey Kasem and End-Of-Life Planning

Radio host Casey Kasem's story is a cautionary tale about the importance of respecting an end-of-life plan. Kasem died on June 15 following a protracted quarrel between his wife and children about medical procedures taken to extend his life, in spite of his wishes.
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