The TAPS Daily - November 18, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Why do we need to be aware that children grieve?
    Military Times
    The support children receive from the adults in their lives directly impacts their mental, emotional, social, and physical health now and as they grow into adulthood. TAPS has been providing bereavement care to children, teenagers, and adults for the past 26 years.
  2. VA digs in, says more data needed on toxic exposure before providing more veterans health care
    Stars & Stripes
    VA digs in saying more science is needed on toxic exposure before they provide care and compensation to sick veterans, as Congress grows impatient with the agency's inaction.  TAPS monitored the Congressional hearing focused on the 15,777 veterans exposed to toxins who served at Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Camp Stronghold Freedom.
  3. The COVID-19 Pandemic and National Security: 5 Lessons to Consider
    Military.com
    There are five lessons that we can draw from our experiences in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic so far.
  4. Trump Shakes Up The Military, But To What End?
    NPR
    Critics say the president is taking steps that lack strategic coherence, complicate a transition to a Joe Biden presidency, confuse allies of the U.S. and harm America's standing in the world.
  5. Jill Biden's ready to go to work for military families again
    Military Times
    Jill Biden has vowed to continue her work to support military families, including children who face unique challenges relating to frequent moves, deployments and other aspects of the lifestyle.
  6. U.S. reaches grim milestone of 250,000 coronavirus deaths
    The Hill
    More than a quarter-million Americans have died from complications of COVID-19, as health experts warn the death toll could double in the coming months.
  7. Veterans Affairs COVID-19 active cases continue record spike
    Connecting Vets
    As the number of patients sick from the coronavirus reaches record-high levels, VA is also rolling out new vaccine trials and planning for massive vaccine distribution once approved.
  8. Battle at home: Service members struggle with food insecurity in growing numbers
    FOX Local
    A growing number of active-duty soldiers across the country are struggling with putting food on the table and other battle food insecurities.

 

Grief / Mourning

Child Grief Awareness Month News

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

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