TAPS Talks: The Power of Peer Mentoring

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Recording Available

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

A mentor is defined as a knowledgeable and experienced guide, a trusted ally and advocate, and a caring role model. An effective mentor is respectful, reliable, patient, trustworthy, and a very good listener and communicator. Peer Mentors are those who understand their interactions with survivors as not simply a volunteer experience but as opportunities to help others discover the potential within themselves to heal. We will have a live discussion surrounding the Peer Mentors' program and the ability for peers to help to nurture this potential in others.




Kellie Hazlett
Kellie Hazlett, MA, CRT
Senior Manager, TAPS Peer Mentor and Online Community Programs
Kellie is a grief professional who is managing and expanding the TAPS peer based model of care through the peer mentor & online care community programs, both at the heart of the TAPS mission. Her passion to support military families is a tribute to her first husband, CPT Mark Nickles, USMC, who died in an aviation accident in 1997. Kellie holds a BA in Radio & Television Journalism and MA in Elementary Education along with certification as a Respiratory Therapist with emphasis in critical care medicine. She also has advanced training in death, dying, and bereavement through the Center for Loss & Life transition and Assist training with suicide prevention. Through change and embracing a new normal, Kellie's passion to support peer-based care transcends the everyday survivor connection and the mission at TAPS.


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.