TAPS Talks: Helping Kids Feel More Secure in Uncertain Times

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Many parents and family members have growing concerns about how to talk with their children about these challenging times.

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this live connection with Dr. Pamela Gabbay, EdDFT, discusses tangible ideas that will help us as we help our kids with their anxiety, stress, and uncertainty.


Pamela Gabbay

Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT

Dr. Pamela Gabbay has spent the last 25 years working with grieving families and nationwide bereavement organizations. She is the Director of Operations and Training for The Compassionate Friends, a co-founder of The Satori Group, and a national trainer for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Additionally, Dr. Gabbay is the co-author, along with Andy McNiel, of Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). In her previous role as the Director of the Mourning Star Center for Grieving Children, Pamela worked extensively with local communities and with grieving adults, children, and their families. She also created and served as the Camp Director for Camp Erin-Palm Springs, a bereavement camp for children in Southern California. For many years, Dr. Gabbay was an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University. She served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) and was the President of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She is currently serving on the Credentialing Council of ADEC. Each year, Dr. Gabbay presents and conducts trainings at multiple national conferences, including the National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG), The Compassionate Friends (TCF), the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and Hospice Foundation of America (HFA).

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.


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 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. 

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 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.