Certified Bereavement Outreach Specialist™

Certified Bereavement Outreach Specialist™

Enhanced peer support certification designed to meet the needs of today’s community.

Developed exclusively for those who have experienced loss and want to coach others and their community through grief, this enhanced peer support training is the first of its kind to blend practical knowledge, applied experience, and the pillars of trauma into a comprehensive certification that includes community outreach.

Certified Bereavement Outreach Specialist

The Certified Bereavement Outreach Specialist™ training is an innovative high-quality certification that encompasses education, grief support skills and turnkey resources.

Specialists learn best practices and the skills necessary to confidently provide quality bereavement services and community outreach programs.

Certification: $950 | 2020 training dates and locations coming soon


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Certification includes:

  • How to work from a trauma informed perspective
  • How to mitigate the effects of emotional trauma
  • Peer support best practices
  • How to provide individual support
  • How to facilitate and coordinate group support
  • How to facilitate debriefings

  • How to coordinate community vigils
  • How to conduct community presentations and workshops
  • How to offer resilience tools
  • Program templates and resources
  • Free IGI listing
  • Ongoing support for success

Who is it for?
Anyone who is interested in becoming more than just a certified grief coach.

What can a Certified Bereavement Outreach Specialist™ do?
Certified individuals are fully trained to offer both individual and group peer grief support in any setting. They can facilitate groups, coach individuals, coordinate community vigils, lead workshops and presentations, and learn how to offer professional debriefings.

What makes us different from other grief coaching certifications?
The Certified Bereavement Outreach Specialist™ curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s world. Recent events have shown that no town is safe from a mass casualty incident. Certified Bereavement Outreach Specialists™ are trained to help grieving individuals, groups, and entire communities.

Importance of Certification

The certification aligns with IGI’s dedication to investing in community resilience by helping individuals to develop and execute programs and services that have a positive impact on their community.

Certification establishes credibility and expertise in the field of bereavement skills with delivery of effective, useful and quality outreach. 

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