Cultural Competency: Black Hair and Skin Care for Non-Ethnic Funeral Professionals (E-Course)
*THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO NON-LICENSED PROFESSIONALS*
*** CE CREDIT VALID ONLY IN THE FOLLOWING STATES ***
Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Wisconsin & Wyoming.
This course has been designed to educate and empower funeral professionals to achieve the following objectives:
Understand the value and importance of having basic understanding, skill and competency as
it relates to catering to the African American and black demographic.
Break communication barriers between funeral professionals and families concerning black hair
and skin care needs at the time of death.
Educate funeral professionals about the basics of black hair and skin care.
Respond to questions about black hair and skin care.
Empowering funeral professionals to confidently provide quality hair and cosmetic care to
African American and ethnic decedents.
Provide funeral professionals with tools that will assist in catering to the hair and skin care
needs of black decedents.
Offer hands on training of basic hair and skin care services and treatments.
Facilitate a fun, unique and interactive continuing education experience.
Caring for the hair, skin and cosmetic needs of the deceased is a vital function and responsibility for ALL DEATH CARE PROFESSIONALS. End of life health care workers, death doulas, and funeral service professionals all play a vital role in ensuring that the dying are as comfortable as possible during their transition and that their families have the best overall memory picture. The hair, skin, and cosmetic care of the deceased frame much of this experience.
Sadly, until now there has been no professional training offered which focuses on the hair, skin, and cosmetic care of black dying and deceased. This course has been designed to educate and empower funeral professionals from all backgrounds to achieve the following objectives:
- Introduce the value and importance of having basic understanding, skill, and competency as it relates to catering to the black demographic.
- Break communication barriers between death care professionals and families concerning black hair, skin and cosmetic care needs at the time of death.
- Educate death care professionals about the basics of black hair, skin, and cosmetic care.
- Respond to questions about black hair, skin, and cosmetic care.
- Empower death care professionals to confidently provide quality hair, skin, and cosmetic care to African American and ethnic decedents through the introduction of specific yet basic styling and cosmetic techniques and terminology.
What are students saying about this course?
"Understanding more about the history of black hair and realizing how it can communicate age, status, religious beliefs. I had no idea how sacred it is."
"The course was an excellent introduction into a complex subject. I am aware of what I do not understand and will try to get some hands-on training here in the U.K"
"Joél was very friendly and open. Any discomfort was due to the fact that I have only used Zoom once before!"
"The offer of sending links to specific practical products and the suggestion of using Youtube tutorials completed this course for me as I was hoping to know how to get a very basic kit of shampoos, combs, and methods together at the end of the course, before taking my learning further in the U.K."