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Department of Defense Grief Publications

Dod Survivor Guide Cover August 2011  

This guide was designed to give you a clear idea of how the Department of Defense will assist you from your first meeting with your casualty assistance officer. It covers the planning and details of the funeral or memorial service, and continues through the application and processing of all benefits and entitlements.

Dod Mental Health Task Force Report Cover  

Findings and Recommendations: An Achievable Vision, June 2007



TAPS Publications

TAPS Quick Series - Benefits and Finance    

TAPS Quick Series - Benefits and Finance

This guide is meant to help military survivors take a deep breath and think through their financial options amidst the chaos and confusion following their loved one's death. Emotions and Money, About Benefits, Budgeting, Money Terms

TAPS Quick Series - Survivors Guide    

TAPS Quick Series - Survivor Guide

This guide provides an introduction to TAPS programs and events. It also includes valuable information on grief and trauma as well as coping strategies, including articles by well-known authors in the field of bereavement. It is designed to help those in the military community who are new to grief and is included in the TAPS Resource Kit which is sent to surviving families at no charge.

Klinger Cover    

Klinger, A Story of Hope

This beautifully illustrated, full color, hardback children's book tells the story of a young horse dreaming of fame as a racehorse. But his life is disrupted when he must leave his parents and start a new life. Faced with difficulty and disappointment, Klinger’s dream of significance seems unattainable. He then discovers that fame is not necessary, as he finds fulfillment in honoring fallen heroes and bringing comfort to their families. Order your copy today!

A Kids Journey of Grief Cover    

A Kids Journey of Grief, TAPS Edition

If a child or children in your life have lost a loved one in the armed forces, please request a copy of A Kids Journey of Grief, TAPS Edition. Email us at info@taps.org and provide us your mailing address, the ages of the children, and the name and branch of service of their loved one.

Spring 2011 TAPS Magazine Cover  

TAPS Quarterly Magazine  

TAPS Magazine is published quarterly and sent free of charge to survivors, their friends and family, service members, and professionals who work with U.S. military survivors. 



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