What Do You Say To Families In Times Of Tragedy?

December 14, 2012
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Thinking of and praying for the families of the victims in Connecticut this morning. Tragedies like these never make sense, join us in lifting them up. – From the O’Connor Mortuary Facebook Page

When tragedies like this happen, and sadly they are becoming more frequent, how to do meet with the affected families? How do you console a mother or father who’s child has been innocently gunned down?

How do parents explain to the children who survive what happened to their best friend or teacher?

In times of tragedy the funeral home and funeral director become the center focus and gathering place of the community. How do you, the funeral director, stay the pillar, the soundboard for emotional grief-stricken community members?

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What do you say? How do you perform your job while still being someone who is grieving from the tragedy as well?

This tragedy is going to affect many of our colleagues in the funeral profession, if you have been through a tragedy, where as the funeral director you were looked upon for guidance, what advice or instruction can you offer our colleagues who are going to be at the center of their community during this tragedy?

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Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
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