TAPS Talks: Empowered Coping

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“How are you?” is a question we hear often - it’s part of our default social repertoire. Yet, it doesn’t always signal the start of a conversation with genuine connection. Join us for a conversation about conversation as we explore how to ask and answer in ways that are truthful, authentic, and productive - and that deepen and strengthen feelings of belonging and connection. 

This TAPS Talk is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.



Erin Jacobson
Erin Jacobson
Senior Advisor, TAPS Outreach and Engagement
Erin is a grief professional with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit space, she came on staff with TAPS in 2011, building transformative programing within the retreat and seminar programs with an emphasis in women’s empowerment, art, mindfulness and nature based healing. Erin is the surviving fiancee of Army Ranger Cpl. Jason Kessler. Erin’s undergraduate studies include Art History, Religious Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in Counseling as well as master's studies in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University.
Emily Munoz
Emily Muñoz
TAPS Health and Wellness Director
Emily facilitates activities offering a healthy and active healing path for survivors. Emily came to TAPS following the death of her husband, Captain Gilbert A. Munoz, Army 7th Special Forces Group. Emily brings a strong background in event planning and execution, having served previously at the U.S. Chamber Hiring Our Heroes to promote veteran employment. She holds a bachelor’s in international studies.

Program Details

 This live connection is free and open to the public. 


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.