TAPS Talks: Grieving as a Grandparent

April 1, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern
Live Connection | No Registration Required

In this TAPS Talk, presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, Dr. Doka discusses the difficult concerns faced by grieving grandparents and ways to continue family bonds and find meaning in the loss. The O'Briens share the important tools they gained from TAPS in coping with grief after the death of their grandson, and they will help remind others how to reconnect with those coping skills during this challenging time.

 

Featuring

Kenneth Doka
 
Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDivDr. Doka is an ordained Lutheran minister, serves as a Senior Bereavement Consultant to Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) and is the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Dr. Doka serves as editor of HFA’s Living with Grief® book series, its Journeys newsletter, and numerous other books and publications. Dr. Doka is a past president of ADEC, a former board member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement, and a TAPS Advisory Board member.
Linda and Dana O'Brien
 
Dana and Linda O'BrienDana and Linda raised three children and have been very active in their grandchildren’s lives. Dana served in the Marine Corps, with a year in Vietnam, and his professional life was in the trucking industry as a driver and in management. Linda’s focus was raising children, followed by thirty years with an accounting firm. In 2010, following the suicide of their grandson while serving in the USMC, the O’Briens became extremely active with TAPS, attending over twenty events and mentoring those who have lost someone while serving in the military. They have also worked with the Marine Corps in developing suicide prevention videos.

 

Program Details

This webinar 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 and civilian families.

Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be 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. 

TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America 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. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.

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.