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

Below is the 2018 schedule for an idea of what the weekend's activities will look like. We are putting the finishing touches on the 2019 program, and as soon as it's available, we will post it here. Thank you for your patience!

Friday

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

Hotel and Seminar Check-In

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch for Peer Mentor Trainees

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Adult Peer Mentor training

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

TAPS Store and Help Desk
TAPS Bookstore

TAPS Resource Village

3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Artful Grief Art Studio
Open Writing Studio
Survivor Care Sanctuary

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

Group Leader/Parents of Campers meetings, by appointment

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Family Dinner Buffet 

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

Good Grief Camp KidZone
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
Peer Mentors Connections
Coffee and Connection
Parents with kids in Good Grief Camp
Young Adult Meet-Up

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Combined 12-step style meeting

 

Saturday

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast

7 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga

8 a.m.

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

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

Seminar Check-in

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Survivor Care Sanctuary
TAPS Store
TAPS Bookstore

TAPS Resource Village

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Artful Grief Open Art Studio
Open Writing Studio

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Help Desk/Transportation Information 

9 a.m.

Good Grief Camp drop-off 

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

Opening Session/Welcome

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

Young Adult Group Programming

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch

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

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

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

Coffee Break

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

Workshops and Sharing Groups
Practicing Mindfulness and Working on Relationships
Crafting your Story of Suicide Loss
The Grace of Forgiveness
Family Dynamics after Loss
Updates in Suicide Prevention from the Departmen of Defense and VA 
Finding your Grief Rhythm 
Sharing Group-Parents
Sharing Group-Spouses 
Sharing Group-Spouses without Children
Sharing Group-Ex-spouses or former partners 
Sharing Group-Fiances/Significant Others

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

TAPS Adults Dinner

7 p.m.

TED-style Talk

8 p.m.

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

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Combined 12-step style meeting 
LGBTQ Connections 

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

Good Grief Camp/Child Care Suite pick-up

 

Sunday

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast 

7 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga 

8:30 a.m.

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

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Survivor Care Sanctuary 
TAPS Store 
TAPS Bookstore 

TAPS Resource Village  
Help Desk/Transportation Information

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Artful Grief Open Art Studio
Open Writing Studio 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Young Adult Group Programming 

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Real Talk about Religious Responses to Suicide 

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

Time of Remembrance and Prayer 

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Adults Lunch 
Peer Mentor Special Luncheon

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

Adult Workshops and Sharing Groups
Exploring Ways to Grow in Grief
Healing Improv
Education Benefits for Survivors
Laugh Yoga/Breathing for Health
Evaluation of Growth Potential Among TAPS Participants 
God Winks
Sharing Group-I Love Someone Who Lost Someone to Suicide
Sharing Group-Homicide/Suicide
Sharing Group-Ambiguous Losses
Sharing Group-Survivors with Multiple Traumatic Losses
Sharing Group-Adult Children

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

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

Good Grief Camp/Child Care pick-up

6 p.m.

TAPS Family Dinner 

 

Monday

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

Buses depart for airport