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July 25

 Create Your Custom Team TAPS Experience


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TeamTAPS

TAPS Blog | Sports and endurance events are a unique and memorable way to honor your loved one while spreading awareness about TAPS. At Team TAPS, we want to help you pay tribute to your fallen hero through sports events, and there are a variety of ways to get involved.

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July 23

 Saturday Morning Message: How Grief Changes Vacations


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Men at Retreat

TAPS Blog | The changes after the death of a loved one can be problematic for many survivors, and one of those changes is how to take a vacation. Since this is the time of year many people choose to take a vacation, I thought this would be a good question as there might be survivors wondering what others do.

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July 18

 Support When You Need It


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Misty Blum

TAPS Blog | TAPS Peer Mentors are like being fitted with a prosthetic limb after the loss of your own. You could probably get by without one, but the introduction of such a device opens up new possibilities to get back to a “new normal" faster and with a renewed determination.

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July 18

 Companioning is about learning from others; it is not about teaching them.


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Peer Mentors

TAPS Blog | Walking with thousands of people in grief has resulted in an “educated heart” that has led to an acceptance of my role as a responsible rebel. I learned the medical model of mental health care, but my real life experiences caused me to reject it in favor of a companioning model of caregiving. I believe that our modern understanding of grief lacks an appreciation for and attention to the spiritual, soulful nature of the grief journey.

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Jul 29   MVCN Recognized by Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
  Press Release | Atlanta, Ga. - Today, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving presented the Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN) with the 2016 Rosalynn Carter Caregiver Champion Award at the first Operation Family Caregiver Summit. MVCN is being recognized for reducing the physical and emotional challenges of caregiver isolation by making peer support available in the homes and communities of the nation's 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers. The MVCN is modeled after the success of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which has brought the healing and caring of peer support to over 60,000 loved ones of those grieving the loss of a military loved one for over 20 years.

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Jul 28   TAPS Fort Hood Regional Seminar Connects Surviving Military Families
  Press Release | FORT HOOD, Texas - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will connect families of America's fallen military members at its annual Fort Hood Regional Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp July 29-30. The weekend of hope and healing will provide nearly 350 surviving family members with resources, coping skills and connections to others grieving a similar loss.

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Jul 26   An Exclusive Interview with Draymond Green: USA Basketball Olympic Training Camp 2016
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By: Rico Cabrera, Sr.

Jul 26   An Exclusive Interview with Klay Thompson: USA Basketball Olympic Training Camp 2016
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By: Rico Cabrera, Sr.

Jul 21   TAPS Connects Surviving Military Adult Children in Orange County
  Press Release | DANA POINT, Calif. - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will host surviving adult children of fallen military members at a retreat in Orange County, Calif., July 21-23. This TAPS Retreat will help surviving adult children learn coping skills for grief and connect with others facing similar losses.

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Jul 21   Widows, mothers of fallen military meet in Milwaukee for retreat
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By: Rikki Mitchell


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August 1

 Tennessee Family Campout
 Tennessee Stream

TAPS Event | This unique retreat for the whole family will encourage personal discovery in the great outdoors as surviving spouses and children deepen relationships and work together to move forward on their journey.

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August 3

 Montana Widows and Sisters Retreat
 Montana Lake

TAPS Event | Join us in Montana for a time of healing and connection with other women who have lost a loved one who served in the military.

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August 12

 Atlanta Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2015 Camp Pendleton Mon and Girl

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the Atlanta Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp. Whether you are a few weeks, several months, or many years out from your loss, our program is tailored to meet you where you are in your grief journey.

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August 18

 Alaska Siblings Retreat
 Alaska Sibs

TAPS Event | Experience the beauty and serenity of Alaska  as we connect with other surviving siblings, create lifelong friendships and celebrate our heroes as we help each other move forward in our journey.

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July 18

 Support When You Need It


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Misty Blum

TAPS Blog | TAPS Peer Mentors are like being fitted with a prosthetic limb after the loss of your own. You could probably get by without one, but the introduction of such a device opens up new possibilities to get back to a “new normal" faster and with a renewed determination.

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July 18

 Meet a Mentor: Julie Jerden


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JulieJerden

TAPS Blog | When Juile Jerden’s brother, Frank, died by suicide in 2002, her main focus was caring for her parents and children as they grieved the loss of her brother. She put her grief on hold. Julie tried to put her life back the way it was — but that life had been drastically altered. “I went back to what I perceived as normal,” Julie said. “But seven years after his death, the pieces weren’t fitting. Something wasn’t right.”

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July 14

 Just Love at IslandWood


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martinislandwood

TAPS Blog | Adults and kids of fallen heroes find peace and connections at TAPS IslandWood Family Campout

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