Events for 2020


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Care Groups for 2020

608 care group meetings held

January 1 - December 31, 2020
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TAPS Togethers for 2020

144 TAPS Togethers held

January 1 - December 31, 2020
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Online Chats for 2020

104 text chats, 97 video chats, 32 young adult video chats and 9 youth program virtual chats held

January 1 - December 31, 2020
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Women's Empowerment Virtual Sessions for 2020

177 women's empowerment virtual sessions held

January 1 - December 31, 2020
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Peer Mentor Trainings for 2020

55 web-based and 1 classroom training held

January 1 - December 31, 2020
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TAPS Western Caribbean Reunion Cruise | Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Cayman, Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel

January 12 - 18, 2020
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NFL Pro Bowl with teams4taps | Orlando, Florida

January 23 - 27, 2020
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Sedona Women's Empowerment Retreat | Sedona, Arizona

January 26 - 31, 2020
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Webinar: You, Me, Us: Supporting Couples After the Death of a Child | Course Available

Webinar discussion on the myths and realities of relationship strife after the loss of a child; providing tools to honor and reconnect during the toughest of times.

January 28, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Webinar: Grief River - A Nature-Inspired Map for Understanding Grief and Loss | Course Available

Webinar discussion on how to navigate the waves of grief, reclaim resilience, discover new coping strategies, and foster hope for continuing the journey.

February 11, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Hawaii Family Campout | Waialua, Hawaii

February 14 - 16, 2020
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Legacy or Military Mentor Volunteer at Hawaii Family Campout | Waialua, Hawaii

February 14 - 16, 2020
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Webinar: Who Am I Now? Life After Caregiving Ends | Course Available

Webinar discussion on how we can effectively cope with the range of emotions that may occur when caregiving has ended.

February 18, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition | Arusha, Tanzania, Africa

February 21 - March 3, 2020
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Southern Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp | Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel, Dallas, Texas

February 21 - 23, 2020
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Legacy or Military Mentor Volunteer at Southern Regional Military Good Grief Camp | Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel, Dallas, Texas

February 21 - 23, 2020
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Savannah Women's Empowerment Retreat | Savannah, Georgia

February 25 - March 1, 2020
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Webinar: Supporting Bereaved Children with Autism | Course Available

Webinar discussion on resources and information to help support children with autism who are facing grief and loss.

February 25, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
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Windy25 Memorial Fund 5K | Las Vegas, Nevada

February 29, 2020
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Alaska Survivor Experience | Anchorage, Alaska

March 4 - 8, 2020
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Webinar: Love After Loss (for women) | Course Available

Webinar discussion on how surviving spouses can find ways to honor their spouse or partner who has died while also choosing to love again.

March 5, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Introduction to Mind-Body Skills | TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® | Arlington, Virginia

Workshop providing an introductory look into mind-body techniques to help cope with grief or other stressful situations.

March 7, 2020, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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TAPS and Outward Bound Backpacking Expedition | Point Reyes National Seashore, California

March 9 - 12, 2020
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Webinar: Love After Loss (for men) | Course Available

Webinar discussion on how surviving spouses can find ways to honor their spouse or partner who has died while also choosing to love again.

March 10, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Coping with Grief in Uncertain Times | Recording Available

Live connection with Dr. Ken Doka and Bonnie Carroll on how the current conditions may complicate the grief of persons currently experiencing loss.

March 18, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Honor Guard Gala | Washington, D.C.

March 18, 2020
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TAPS Talks: Meditation and Self-Care for Stressful Times | Recording Available

Live connection with Heather Stang discusses meditation techniques and self-care that can be applied when you feel overwhelmed.

March 19, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss | Recording Available

Live connection with Dr. William Hoy discusses how we can effectively cope with the range of emotions that occur in stressful times.

March 20, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Living the Lessons of Grief in Uncertain Times | Recording Available

Live connection with Emily Muñoz discussing living the lessons of grief in uncertain times.

March 21, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: The Smart thing and the Right thing are usually the Same thing ... strategies for navigating today's world | Recording Available

Live connection with Robert Delaney discusses strategies for navigating today's world.

March 22, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Strategies for Healthy Eating | Recording Available

Live connection with Kristen McGill of Giant Foods discussion on setting healthy and realistic goals and meal planning.

March 23, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Too Close for Comfort - Mental Health and Wellness During Changing Family Dynamics | Recording Available

Live connection with Kim Ruocco and Carla Stumpf-Patton of TAPS discussing how to maintain mental health and wellness.

March 24, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: The Power of Perspective - Choosing Gratitude | Recording Available

This live connection with Erin Jacobson of TAPS explores the importance of gratitude and methods to incorporate it within our daily lives

March 25, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Catching some Zzz’s – Finding Rest when Stressed | Recording Available

This live connection with Heather Stang discusses helpful ideas and tips to promote better sleep.

March 26, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Strategies for Coping When You are Feeling Isolated | Recording Available

This live connection with Dale Larson shares some ways to cope with those feelings and invite participants to share their suggestions.

March 27, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Managing Work and Family Under the Same Roof | Recording Available

This live connection with Rachel Kodanaz discusses creative activities that families can do to get through this challenging time

March 28, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Managing Substance Use during this Challenging Time | Recording Available

This live connection with Franklin Cook addresses concerns of substance use and self-medication while in facing stress and isolation.

March 29, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Trust and Laughter During a Crisis | Recording Not Available

This live connection with Dr. Frank Campbell shares reminders and ideas about how to continue to incorporate trust and laughter in challenging times.

March 30, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Coping with Hurtful Comments | Recording Available

This live connection with Reverend Paul A. Metzler discusses how someone who is grieving can to respond to well-intentioned but hurtful comments.

March 31, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Grieving as a Grandparent | Recording Available

This live connection discusses the difficult concerns faced by grieving grandparents and ways to continue family bonds and find meaning in the loss.

April 1, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Helping Kids Feel More Secure in Uncertain Times | Recording Available

This live connection with Pamela Gabbay discusses tangible ideas that will help us as we help our kids with their anxiety, stress, and uncertainty.

April 2, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Go Outdoors! The Healing Power of Nature | Recording Available

This live connection with Tony Paz shares how adding outdoor activities to your daily routine can boost your mood and relieve stress.

April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Who Am I Now? | Recording Available

This live connection with Erin Jacobson of TAPS shares some tools for self-discovery as a way to examine how to reclaim our identities.

April 6, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Why Won’t You Talk to Me About This? Managing Different Coping and Grieving Styles Under the Same Roof | Recording Available

Live connection with Dr. Ken Doka discusses how to understand and balance different styles in these challenging times.

April 7, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Frightened AND Enlightened: The Stress Response and Your Window of Tolerance | Recording Available

Live connection with Emily Muñoz discussing stress responses, explore where they are hiding in our lives, and recognize the ways we rely on them.

April 8, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Meditation for Uncertain Times | Recording Available

This live connection with Heather Stang allows participants to experience the power of RAIN meditation to ease difficult emotions.

April 9, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: TAPS Is Here for You | Recording Available

Join your TAPS Family for a conversation about TAPS sharing our mission, grief support services offered, and casework support available.

April 10, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: 8 Reasons Your Grief Might Feel Worse and Tips for Coping | Recording Unavailable

This live connection discusses why the current COVID crisis may be exacerbating your grief and offers strategies for coping.

April 13, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Reducing Stress and Restoring Hope | Recording Available

This live connection with James Gordon provides some practical guidance in restoring balance and promoting health in the trauma-heavy time.

April 14, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: A Conversation with the VA about Managing Benefits During this Challenging Time | Recording Available

Live connection with the Department of Veterans Affairs experts.

April 15, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Extraordinary Hope | Recording Available

This live connection discusses expecting good news, seeing the good and the potential for light in what feels like unending darkness.

April 16, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Finding Your Magic Wand - Four Questions to Help You and Your Kids Work Through Tough Times | Recording Available

This live connection discusses four questions you can use to help you and your children find positive ways to cope.

April 17, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Empowered Coping | Recording Available

This live connection explores how to ask and answer in ways that are truthful and productive and strengthen feelings of belonging and connection.

April 20, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: The Power of Hope | Recording Available

Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award discusses choosing hope to alleviate the pain of the present uncertainty.

April 21, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Going through Crisis - Survive and Thrive | Recording Available

This live connection with former NFL quarterback discusses strategies for building resilience for staying mentally and physically healthy.

April 23, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: The Power of Peer Mentoring | Recording Available

This live connection discusses the TAPS Peer Mentors program and the ability for peers to help to nurture this potential in others.

April 28, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Building Connections in Grief with your Children | Recording Available

This live connection explores ways to create family grief connections at home and create a safe space for grief conversations with kids and teens.

April 30, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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Carry the Load | Virtual Event Across the Country

May 1 - 25, 2020
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TAPS Talks: Self-Care Tools | Recording Available

This live connection addresses natural stress responses and how we can effectively and counteract them.

May 5, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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Webinar: Helping Grievers Cope with Guilt, Anger, and Other Difficult Emotions | CE Credits available until May 6, 2021

Webinar discussion for professional caregivers of military survivors on processing difficult emotions in grief such as guilt, anger, and shame.

May 7, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
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TAPS Talks: Am I Supposed to Feel This Way? Acknowledging Uncomfortable Emotions In Grief | Course Not Available

This live connection addresses why negative emotions are normal and need to be validated, and how to cope with them along your grief journey.

May 7, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Objects & Heirlooms - Clearing Clutter and Staying Connected | Recording Available

This live connection discusses clearing clutter while lingering over cherished memories to boost happiness.

May 12, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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TAPS Talks: Mourning Your Loss When the Whole World is Grieving | Recording Available

This live connection discusses how to ensure a focus on self-care and wellness while honoring one's grief.

May 14, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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Virtual National Military Survivor Seminar and Family Program

May 19 - 25, 2020
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Webinar: Save A Warrior Meditation | Course Available

Webinar discussion on how to meditate and/or train others to meditate to help reverse the effects of post traumatic stress and trauma.

June 4, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Virtual Military Survivor Seminar and Family Program

June 12 - 13, 2020
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Webinar: Adult Siblings as Disenfranchised Grievers | Course Available | CE Credits available until June 11, 2021

Webinar discussion on the grief experiences of surviving adult siblings and insights on how to reduce the risk of disenfranchising their loss.

June 12, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
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Blue Ridge Mountains Women's Empowerment Retreat | Postponed to 2021

June 21 - 26, 2020
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Webinar: Mystical Experiences of the Dying and Bereaved - An Interfaith, Multi-cultural Perspective | Course Available | CE Credits available until June 22, 2021

Webinar discussion on how religious and cultural influences may affect extraordinary dreams, visions and journeys that a person experiences.

June 23, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
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TAPS Virtual Graduation Ceremony

June 28, 2020, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
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Webinar: A Conversation on Loss & Resilience in a Life of Adventure | Course Available

Webinar discussion of personal stories and adventures and to recount those experiences and share tangible lessons learned.

July 1, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Good Grief and Family Camp at Home: Summer Program

July 6 - August 28, 2020
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Virtual Military Survivor Seminar

July 10 - 11, 2020
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Webinar: "I'm Losing Him Before He's Gone" - Coping with Anticipatory Grief | Course Available

Live webinar with Dr. Ken Doka discusses strategies to support yourself or someone else anticipating of death of an ill loved one

July 28, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Webinar: Creating a New Future with Your In-laws After Loss | Course Available

Live webinar with Rachel Kodanaz discusses helpful, practical approaches to navigating family dynamics and situations after a death.

August 6, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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The Love Work Virtual Women's Empowerment Retreat

August 11 - September 12, 2020
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Virtual Military Survivor Seminar

August 21 - 22, 2020
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Video Gaming Connections with teams4taps

September 1 - December 31, 2020
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Military Survivor New to Grief Seminar

September 3 - 24, 2020
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Webinar: PREVENTS—A Whole Nation Approach to Suicide Prevention | Course Available

Learn about PREVENTS and the national public health campaign, REACH, which aims to stop death by suicide.

September 8, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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TAPS Golf Outing hosted by Parsons | Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

September 10, 2020
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Team TAPS Virtual Fundraiser

September 11 - December 31, 2020
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Spencer Wing 2020 Memorial Golf Tournament | Groton, New York

September 12, 2020
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Webinar: Grief and Young Adults in Military-Connected Families | Course Available | CE Credits Available until September 14, 2021

Live webinar discussion on the themes common in the grief of young adults and the special features of grief for military-connected young adults.

September 15, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
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Virtual Military Survivor Seminar

September 18 - 19, 2020
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Pathways to Success: College Education Exploration

September 22 - October 8, 2020
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Colorado Celebrity Classic

Love Lives On: Virtual Songwriter Show & Auction

October 2, 2020, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
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A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors | Virtual Experience

This month's theme: Getting & Staying Grounded

October 7 - November 3, 2020
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Webinar: A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance: Finding Balance in the Midst of Grief | Course Available

Join Dr. Kenneth Doka to discuss the process of mourning your loved one while forging a new life without them.

October 13, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Virtual National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Family Program

October 16 - 18, 2020
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Youth Programs’ Virtual Program

Fall Schedule. New schedule added each season.

October 20 - December 15, 2020
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Webinar: Is it Depression or is it Grief? | Course Available

This live webinar discusses some strategies to distinguish normal grief from depression and some recommendations for how to respond to each.

October 22, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Los Angeles Chargers Salute to Service Program with TAPS | Virtual Engagement | Sofi Stadium, Inglewood, California

November 2 - 8, 2020
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A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors | Virtual Experience

This month's theme: Changing Landscapes

November 4 - December 1, 2020
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Webinar: How Hospice and Palliative Care Can Support Military Families | Course Available

Join this discussion on some common questions and misunderstandings of what this type of care can provide, especially for veterans.

November 5, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Los Angeles Rams Salute to Service Program with TAPS | Virtual Engagement | Sofi Stadium, Inglewood, California

November 9 - 15, 2020
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New England Patriots Salute to Service Program with TAPS | Virtual Engagement | Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts

November 9 - 15, 2020
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Land of the Free Veterans Day Golf Classic | City of Industry, California

November 11, 2020
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Central Regional Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp | Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

November 13 - 15, 2020
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Legacy or Military Mentor Volunteer at Central Regional Military Good Grief Camp | Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

November 13 - 15, 2020
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TAPS Together: Dare to Lead Workshop Series

Learn how to be a braver leader in your community

November 15 - April 18, 2021
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Webinar: Creating New Holiday Traditions while Honoring the Past | Course Available

Join Maria Georgopoulos to discuss creative ways to make this holiday season more meaningful in your grief journey.

November 19, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Holiday Gift Card Drive for TAPS | Louie's Pizza | Colorado Springs, Colorado

November 28, 2020, 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
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Webinar: Five Things Kids Bereaved by Suicide Want Adults to Know | Course Available

Andy McNiel and Dr. Stumpf-Patton discuss talking to kids about suicide and how child and teen grief after a suicide loss differs from other losses.

December 1, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors | Virtual Experience

This month's theme: Seasons of Grief

December 2 - 30, 2020
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Webinar: Grief in the Holidays - Finding Meaning and Hope as a Family | Course Available

Join Andy McNiel to discuss strategies for coping with the challenges of grieving during the holiday season, including how to make the holidays meaningful.

December 8, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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Webinar: Healing Trauma and Finding Hope in the Outdoors | Course Available

Join Dr. Christine Norton to discuss the healing power of being in nature and the role that ecological metaphors can play in helping cope with loss.

December 15, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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TAPS Christmas Connection

December 25, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM