This course is designed to help support those who wish to broaden their existing health care practices to include practical end-of-life and death care skills. We offer training and (re)training in the physical and emotional care of the dying and the surviving family and friends. This course offers a continuation of training in the physical, practical, and emotional care of the living, the dying, and the dead.
This is the continuation of learning from Level 1: A Death Companion and is recommended for all people who will die, or know someone who will. Curriculum includes more in-depth discussions of access to death care, working toward death care justice, support techniques, and options available related to choice; with the intention to create a space for dialogue, relationship building, understanding, and engagement.
2021 Level 2 Schedule
2022 Level 2 Schedule
(All times are in Pacific Standard Time)
The objective of Level 2: Practical Skills for a Companion training is to support death companions in building upon their understanding of choice and care related to end-of-life processes. The course will include education surrounding procedures, methods and frameworks for body care, death care access, and conversation surrounding dominant cultural norms and justice-based alternatives.
This curriculum is offered through Zoom in four hour blocks on three days. This course is live. Participants will be asked to work through the content as a cohort each day, with some individual and small group activities. After the course is completed, participants are invited to participate in self-paced discussion groups (on Slack – or within the learning platform) with other learners. Coursework is regularly updated by facilitators and includes reading, exercises, online discussions, journaling and note-taking, watching videos or listening to audio. The course also includes a 1hr movie as homework after the second day.
The curriculum will be available to both individuals and community groups. Course payment is offered at a sliding-scale rate from $550 - $950+. Custom payment plans are available for all students, please email us and let us know what timeline would best fit your needs. Per course there are two additional seats available for Indigenous, Black, Brown folx who would like to take the course at a more reduced rate.
A space will be reserved once a person's investment and payment are made in full, or cost assistance zeros the balance. If you can pay more, please do. Our reduced-cost program depends on those who can invest at full cost. Please complete the registration form or email email@example.com to inquire about investment options.
In developing this curriculum ASP and facilitators have taken steps to make the structure and content accessible to a variety of learning styles. Our classes are generally less that 12 cohort members. Content is currently offered through Zoom and community members are invited to have their cameras on or off. The course includes text, written materials, audio, and video.
Please reach out to ASP prior to registration if closed captions or translation services are needed, we will do our best to accommodate requests. Please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for sharing your specific access needs, feedback, and suggestions for adapting, improving, and updating the curriculum as needed.