Webinar: After an Overdose Death: Understanding Your Grief

December 11, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Available through December 10, 2019

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing, this program with Franklin Cook, MA, CPC, is designed to help bereaved people understand the dynamics of this unique kind of grief.  It covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it delves into issues that begin to influence survivors' experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one's addiction and caring for a chronically ill person. 



Franklin Cook
Franklin Cook, MA, CPCFranklin Cook has been an advocate and practitioner of peer grief support for 20 years. He is currently working on two statewide projects in Massachusetts focused on helping people cope with grief, trauma, and distress in the aftermath of an overdose death. His devotion to the cause comes from his personal experience with recovery from addiction and from his father's death by suicide after a lifelong struggle with alcoholism. Additionaly, he serves as a consultant to TAPS at seminars held across the country every year.


Program Details

 This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education is not available for this program.

Join us online via your computer. You will be able to hear the speaker and participate in the Q&A by submitting questions via email or text.


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.