Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support
Welcome to the Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES). Founded in 1977, our purpose is to promote and provide education, opportunities for networking, and support to professionals and volunteers involved in the care of persons confronting death and bereavement.

We offer state-wide services dealing with death education and support issues to a diverse membership, including physicians, nurses, clergy, grief counselors, psychologists, therapists, social workers, hospice staff and volunteers, educators, nursing home and emergency service personnel, students, funeral directors and staff, survivors and advocates.

On the accompanying pages, you can find information about membership, conferences, our newsletter, and our many activities.

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Fall 2016 Conference

Stephanie Rabenstein, M.S.C, RMFT

Family Counseling in the Context of Traumatic Loss

October 7, 2016

8 am to 4:30 pm

More information here.

Online registration will begin August 1. Conference brochures will be sent in July.
Note: We are not hosting a Spring conference in 2016. Instead, we encourage you to attend the ADEC conference, April 13-16.

MCDES · · P.O. Box 50651 · Minneapolis, MN 55405 · 763-391-3051