TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.

Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

At the Institute, practical information on coping with loss is accessible to all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.

 

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart speaks at the launch of the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® on March 5, 2018.

 

Event Calendar


November 9Grieving Families and the Holidays: Cherished Memories, New Traditions
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Andy McNiel, MA, Senior Advisor, TAPS Youth Programs

October 4Understanding the Healing Powers of Recreation, Leisure, and Play
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Rachel Hunsell, Programs Manager, TAPS Outdoor Engagement

September 6Back to School, Back to Work: Returning to Routine when Nothing is Routine
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Rachel Kodanaz, TAPS Advisory Board Member

September 14Suicide Awareness and Prevention: A Conversation with Bereaved Survivors
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Carla Stumpf-Patton, EDD, LMHC, NCC, FT, CCTP, Senior Director, TAPS Suicide Postvention & Prevention

September 20 — Choosing Wellness
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Eileen O'Grady, PhD, RN, NP, PCC

August 9Renovating and Remodeling: Moving Beyond Just Coping and Surviving
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Benjamin Wolfe, MEd, LICSW, FT, TAPS Advisory Board Member

August 23Helping Grieving Children and Teens Cope with Difficult Emotions
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT, TAPS Advisory Board Member
  • Andy McNiel, MA, Senior Advisor, TAPS Youth Programs

August 30TAPS Policy & Legislative Advocacy Update
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Candace Wheeler, Director, TAPS Government & Legislative Affairs
  • Ashlynne Haycock-Lohmann, Deputy Director, TAPS Government & Legislative Affairs

June 7 — Supporting Our Kids, Supporting Ourselves
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Tina Barrett, EdD, LCPC, Tamarack Grief Resource Center Executive Director and TAPS Advisory Board Member

June 28 — Tapping and HeartMath: Techniques to Lessen Anxiety and Build Resilience
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Neil Goodman, LMT, Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Facilitator

May 17 — Active Healing Through Mentoring
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Audri Beugelsdijk, Vice President, TAPS Survivor Services
  • Jon Ganues, TAPS Survivor Care Team
  • Carole Hilton, MSW, LCSW, CT, TAPS Survivor Care Team

April 12 — Finding Your Voice Through Writing
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Rachel Kodanaz, TAPS Advisory Board Member

March 1 — How to Talk to Children About Death and Grief
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, AOCNP-Emeritus, FPCN, FAAN

March 22 — TAPS Suicide Postvention Model™ A Roadmap Toward Post-Traumatic Growth
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Carla Stumpf-Patton, EDD, LMHC, NCC, FT, CCTP, Senior Director, Suicide Postvention & Prevention
  • Kim Burditt, MSW, Senior Manager of Programs & Logistics for TAPS Suicide Prevention & Postvention

March 29 — Navigating this New Grief and Loss Journey
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Karen Monts, MS, LBSW

February 1 — Grief Journaling in the New Year
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT, TAPS Advisory Board Member

February 22 — Denied and Delayed: Ritual Interventions in Times of Loss and the Pandemic
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Thom Dennis, DMINLCPCCT

January 18 — Coping with Loss when Death is Stigmatized
Live webinar, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern

  • Kenneth J. Doka, PhDMDiv, Senior Vice President, Grief Programs, Hospice Foundation of America (HFA), TAPS Advisory Board Member

January 25 — Supporting Grievers Coping with Sibling Loss
Live webinar, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
1.5 continuing education hours available

  • Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, TAPS Advisory Board

† Program in partnership with Hospice Foundation of America

Additional events will be added to the Institute calendar. Dates and times subject to change.

 

Contact Information

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS National Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201. Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.