This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The TAPS Young Adults Program is gathering to have open, candid conversation about grief. Hosts and topics will rotate throughout the year. See "Who Should Join" section below for more information.
Register early! To ensure the size of the group allows for strong friendships and connections, space is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Please join us in this safe space for surviving young adults to share, learn, grow, heal, connect and even laugh together. As we have candid conversations about grief, loss and how things have impacted the transition into adulthood.
TAPS wants you to know that you are not alone in your journey. The healing power of sharing with someone who you can relate to, makes a positive difference. Strangers quickly become friends. We come from all regions across the country, all branches of service, and all circumstances of heartbreak. We also come with hobbies, passions, hopes and dreams for our futures to plan.
Join us as we all explore topics such as: emotional and social expressions of grief, changes in family dynamics, expectations of self and others, challenges of grief, and the journey through it all.
"TAPS is the family nobody wants, but that everybody needs." ~ TAPS Young Adult Survivor
The "Let's Talk Grief" group includes:
- Group Zoom Session: Each meeting will be 90 minutes in duration and will utilize a rotation of hosts and topics introduced by a short podcast or TedTALK for the first 15 minutes; with the remainder of time being for a robust, candid full group discussion. This format gives you the opportunity to share within a more intimate group of young adult peers who are there to support you and share the experience.
Sessions are held the third Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. Eastern and last approximately 90 minutes.
- Wednesday, January 19
- Wednesday, February 16
- Wednesday, March 16
- Wednesday, April 20
- Wednesday, May 18
- Wednesday, June 15
- Wednesday, July 20
- Wednesday, August 17
- Wednesday, September 21
- Wednesday, October 19
- Wednesday, November 16
- Wednesday, December 21
We ask that you commit time to this group just as you would if we could travel to be together. Of course, we'll have grace with ourselves and each other, but we'll expect you to make the effort to create a sanctuary for yourself in your own space. We encourage you to create a covenant of accountability and support with yourself and your fellow surviving young adults.
Plan to block out 2 hours each month to participate.
We recommend blocking a few minutes before and spend some easy time with yourself after we conclude each 90-minute zoom session.
This group is open to surviving young adults, surviving children and siblings 18-30 years old.
- All sessions require registration through the TAPS Zoom Account (look for the blue sign up button at the top of this page).
- All sessions will take place via Zoom. Meeting access information will be sent to you after you sign up.
- Reminder emails will be sent before each session.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).