Publications on Peer Support for the Military Bereaved

TAPS relies on empirical evidence and publications to provide the highest quality of comfort, care, and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one.

TAPS was founded on the principles of best practices in peer-based emotional support for bereaved survivors. Today, TAPS provides care to grieving military survivors across generations using these empirical practices. 

TAPS peer support provides all those grieving the death of a military loved one with a safe individual or group setting to connect with others who share a similar experience. Connecting with others and realizing they are not alone in their experience, survivors are able to overcome the challenges they are facing, validate and normalize their emotional grief responses, and experience a sense of hopefulness.

This page provides some of the foundational articles on the principles of TAPS peer support, in addition to research publications on TAPS programs and services. Renowned researcher and TAPS advisory board member Dr. Paul Bartone has documented the impact of this work in a landmark new systematic review of evidence and best practices in peer-based support, featured below *.


Peer Support

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Military Bereavement

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Military Bereavement by Suicide

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