National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Camp
October 11 - 14, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona

National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Camp
October 11 - 14, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona

Event Schedule

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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 (coming soon) 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

The schedule below is preliminary and subject to minor changes.

Thursday

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Adult Peer Mentor training and dinner - Salon I

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Group Leader training - West Courtyard

 

Friday

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast for staff, Peer Mentor trainees, Group Leaders - West Courtyard

7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Child Care available

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Adult Peer Mentor training - Salon I

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Good Grief Camp Group Leader training​ - Salons G, H

10:30 a.m.

Buses begin to arrive from airport

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

Seminar Check In - Salons B, C

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Mentor training, lunch provided - Salons G, H

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch for staff and Peer Mentor trainees - Salons E, F

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Artful Grief Art Studio - Suite 5001, Main building

3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Check In - 2nd Level Foyer of Courtroom
Parent Meet and Greet Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 - Courtroom M
Parent Meet and Greet Groups 5, 6, 7, 8 - Courtroom N

3 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Help Desk and App support - Outside Grande Ballroom
TAPS Store and Bookstore - La Cantina
TAPS Resource Village - hallways around Grande Ballroom

3 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Survivor Care Sanctuary - Kachina, located inside La Cantina

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Family Dinner Buffet - Salons E, F, G, H, I, J

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Legacy Mentor Training - Courtrooms O, P

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

Good Grief Camp Zone Activity Rooms:
Guitar Group (by previous sign-up) - Sunset
Craft Room - Courtyard
Movie Room - Courtyard L
Active Space - Sunrise

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dessert and Coffee Adult Peer Connection Sessions:
These sessions provide support, resources, and information you most need to help prepare you for the weekend.
New to Loss and/or First Time Attendees - Salons E, F
Trained and newly graduated Peer Mentors - Salons G, H
Returning Attendees - Salon A
Parents with kids in Good Grief Camp - Salons I, J
Young Adults - Adult Pool

8:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Kids Zone Activities pick up

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Combined 12-step style meeting - Kachina

 

Saturday

6:30 a.m.

Sunrise Hike for ages 10 + up - Hotel Lobby; bring water and a camera!

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast - West Courtyard

7 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga - Falls Terrace; no experience required, wear comfy clothes

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

Seminar Check-in - Outside Grande Ballroom

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Survivor Care Sanctuary - Kachina, located inside La Cantina
TAPS Store and Bookstore - La Cantina
TAPS Resource Village - hallways of Grande Ballroom

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Help Desk, App support, and Transportation Info - Outside Grande Ballroom

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Artful Grief Open Art Studio - Suite 5001, Main building

9 a.m.

Good Grief Camp and Child Care drop-off

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

Opening Session and Welcome - Grande ballroom
Presented by Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President; Kim Ruocco, MSW, Vice President of Suicide Prevention and Postvention; Jennifer Ashton, MD, MS, FACOG, Ob-Gyn, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, Good Morning America; and Dr. Frank Campbell

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Good Grief Camp lunch

12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch - Highland Ballroom
Peer Mentors Gratitude Luncheon - Courtrooms Q, R

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

Adult Workshops
Recognizing and Addressing Grief & Trauma, for yourself and your Loved Ones - Salon J
Rhythms of Grief - Salon I
Mini Vision Boards- Artful Grief Art Studio, Suite 5001
To Bless the Space Between: Grief and the Spiritual Realm - Salon G
Why can’t we all just get along? When families get knocked out of whack after suicide loss - Salon H
Post Traumatic Growth: the research and … what is it? - Salon F
Rock A Round - Young Adults, Salon E

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

Adult Sharing Groups
Men Only - Salon A
Siblings - Salon B
Homicide/suicide - Salon C
Parents of Only Children - Salon D

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

Coffee Break - West Courtyard

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

Adult Workshops
Should I go to therapy? (demystifying therapy for me and my family) - Salon J
Understanding Why People Die by Suicide - Salon I
Remember the Dash - Salon H
Suicides that affect the Lives of Faith Leaders: The Human Being being Human -​ Salon G
Postvention Toolkit Presentation - Salon F
Unspoken: Embracing your Story - Young Adults, Salon E

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

Adult Sharing Groups
Parents - Salon A
Spouses - Salon B
Spouses without children - Courtroom Q
Ex-spouses or former partners - Courtroom R
Fiances/Significant Others - Salon C
I served, too - Salon D

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

TAPS Adults Dinner - Highland ballroom

8 p.m.

Trauma Support Sharing Group - For those who witnessed or discovered their loved one's death, Courtroom Q

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Combined 12-step style meeting  - Kachina

9:15 p.m.

Good Grief Camp and Child Care pick-up

 

Sunday

6:30 a.m.

Sunrise Hike for ages 10 + up - Hotel Lobby; bring water and a camera!

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast - West Courtyard

7 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga - Falls Terrace; no experience required, wear comfy clothes

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Survivor Care Sanctuary - Kachina, located inside La Cantina
TAPS Store and Bookstore - La Cantina

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Help Desk, App support, and Transportation Info - Outside Grande Ballroom

8:45 a.m.

Good Grief Camp and Child Care drop-off

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Artful Grief Open Art Studio - Suite 5001, Main building

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

CHOICES: Different ways to find your peace
Laugh Yoga - Salon D
Non-Denominational Remembrance Service​ - Palm Terrace
Mindfulness Walk - Hotel Lobby; bring water
Writing Workshop - Courtroom Q
Doll Making … the fabric of your life - Artful Grief Art Studio, Suite 5001
Breathing while Grieving - Courtroom R
Music therapy for Grief - Salon A
I Am Enough - Young Adults, Highland 3

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Plenary Panel: More Than a Survivor: Beyond the Dash - Salons I, J, G, H

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Good Grief Camp lunch 

12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Adults Lunch - Highland ballroom

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

Adult Workshops
Continuing the Conversation with your grieving kids - Salon F
Opportunities to help grow with TAPS - Courtroom R
Living a More Intentional Life - Highland 2
So you want to be a Suicidologist? - Salon H
Building a New Relationship with your Loved One - Highland 1
EPICS Career Guidance - Young Adults, Highland 3

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

Sharing Groups
I love someone who lost someone to suicide - Salon A
Ambiguous losses - Salon B
Survivors with multiple traumatic losses - Salon C
Adult Children - Salon D
Very Important Loved Ones - Courtroom Q

3 p.m.

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

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Open House for parents

6 p.m.

TAPS Family Dinner - Falls and Palm Terraces

 

Monday

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

Buses depart for airport