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During our time together, you'll have a chance to connect with fellow survivors through sharing groups, workshops and activities. Our workshop presenters are leading experts in the field of grief and loss, and you'll have the opportunity to gain tools and resources for your grief journey.

You'll be able to choose from a variety of sessions that cover a range of topics including telling your story of loss, finding hope, and health and wellness. We've also built in opportunities for peer connections and special remembrance activities.

View the schedule below and check out our workshops and presenters to learn more about the path to hope and healing at the TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.

 

Adult Seminar and Good Grief Camp Schedule

Friday, October 5, 2018

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Adult Peer Mentor training I - Salons E & F

10:30 a.m. -7 p.m.

Hotel and Seminar Check-In - Inverness

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch for Peer Mentor Trainees - Stirling East

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

TAPS Store and Help Desk - Stirling Foyer, left
TAPS Bookstore - 
Stirling Foyer, right
TAPS Resource Village - Stirling Hallways

3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Artful Grief Art Studio - Salons J & I
Open Writing Studio - Salon L
Survivor Care Sanctuary - Salon K

3:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Group Leader/Parents of Campers meetings, by appointment - Edinburgh

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Family Dinner Buffet - Stirling Ballroom 

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Good Grief Camp KidZone - Edinburgh Ballroom
Child Care Suite (ages 0-3)

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dessert & Coffee Peer Connection Sessions (adults)
New to Loss/First Time Attendees Connection Groups - Salons O, P, & Q
Peer Mentors Connections - Salons B & C
Coffee and Connection - Salons D & E
Parents with kids in Good Grief Camp - Salons M & N
Young Adult Meet-Up - Salon H

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Combined 12-step style meeting - Salon K

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast - Edinburgh Ballroom

7 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga - Grassy area between Stirling and Edinburgh buildings

8 a.m.

Child Care Suite (ages 0-3) drop-off

7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Seminar Check-in - Stirling Foyer

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Survivor Care Sanctuary - Salon K
TAPS Store - Stirling Foyer
TAPS Bookstore - 
Stirling Foyer, right
TAPS Resource Village - Stirling Hallways

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Artful Grief Open Art Studio - Salon J & I
Open Writing Studio - Salon L

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Help Desk/Transportation Information - Stirling Foyer, left

9 a.m.

Good Grief Camp drop-off - Edinburgh Ballroom

9: 30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Opening Session/Welcome - Stirling Ballroom

9: 30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Young Adult Group Programming - Salon H

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch - Stirling Ballroom

1: 30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Adult Workshops and Sharing Groups
Creating a Life Worth Living After Grief and Trauma - Salon E
Telling Your Story Strategically and Safely - Salon F
The Fabric of our Lives...Comfort from Creating - Salon I
Metaphors: Communicating What You Really Mean - Salon M
Strengthening Relationships After Loss - Salon C
Dating and Relationships After Intimate Partner Suicide Loss - Salon B
Sharing Group-Men Only - Salon O
Sharing Group-Siblings - Salon N
Sharing Group-Very Important Loved Ones - Salon P
Sharing Group-Parents of Only Children - Salon Q
Sharing Group-I Served, too - Salon D

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break - Stirling Foyer

3: 30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Workshops and Sharing Groups
Practicing Mindfulness and Working on Relationships - Salon E
Crafting your Story of Suicide Loss - Salon F
The Grace of Forgiveness - Stirling West
Family Dynamics after Loss - Salon M
Updates in Suicide Prevention from the Departmen of Defense and VA - Salon C
Finding your Grief Rhythm - Salon B
Sharing Group-Parents - Salon Q
Sharing Group-Spouses - Salon D
Sharing Group-Spouses without Children - Salon P
Sharing Group-Ex-spouses or former partners - Salon N
Sharing Group-Fiances/Significant Others - Salon O

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

TAPS Adults Dinner - Stirling Ballroom

7 p.m.

TED-style Talk  - Special Guest Kevin Hines

8 p.m.

Trauma Support Sharing Group (for those who witnessed the death or discovered their
loved one after the suicide) - Salon O

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Combined 12-step style meeting - Salon K
LGBTQ Connections - Salon H

9 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Good Grief Camp/Child Care Suite pick-up

 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast - Edinburgh Ballroom

7 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga - Grassy area between Stirling and Edinburgh buildings

8:30 a.m.

Good Grief Camp/Child Care Suite (ages 0-3) drop-off 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Survivor Care Sanctuary - Salon K
TAPS Store - Stirling Foyer, left
TAPS Bookstore - 
Stirling Foyer, right
TAPS Resource Village  - Stirling Hallways
Help Desk/Transportation Information - Stirling Foyer, left

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Artful Grief Open Art Studio - Salon J & I
Open Writing Studio - Salon L

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Young Adult Group Programming - Salon H

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Real Talk about Religious Responses to Suicide - Stirling Ballroom

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Time of Remembrance and Prayer - Stirling Ballroom

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Adults Lunch - Stirling Ballroom
Peer Mentor Special Luncheon - Inverness Foyer

1: 30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Adult Workshops and Sharing Groups
Exploring Ways to Grow in Grief - Salon F
Healing Improv - Stirling West
Education Benefits for Survivors - Salon E
Laugh Yoga/Breathing for Health - Salon C
Evaluation of Growth Potential Among TAPS Participants - Salon D
God Winks - Salon B
Sharing Group-I Love Someone Who Lost Someone to Suicide - Salon M
Sharing Group-Homicide/Suicide - Salon N
Sharing Group-Ambiguous Losses - Salon O
Sharing Group-Survivors with Multiple Traumatic Losses - Salon P
Sharing Group-Adult Children - Salon Q

3 p.m.

A Moment for YOU - free time to rest, visit TAPS grief resources or connect with others 

3: 45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Closing Session - Parents please attend - Edinburgh Ballroom

4: 45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Good Grief Camp/Child Care pick-up

6 p.m.

TAPS Family Dinner - Inverness Ballroom

 

Monday, October 8

5:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Buses depart for airport - Inverness Ballroom