Webinar: Suicide, Grief and Trauma - Supporting Veterans and Families of the Fallen

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Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar with Shauna Springer, PhD, and Kim Ruocco, MSW, will offer insight around the experiences of grief and loss, as compared with trauma, and identify common barriers that may prevent veterans and military family members from discussing their experiences of grief and loss.  This discussion will also explain why trauma must be proactively addressed and treated to allow for a healthy grief journey.



Shauna Springer
Shauna Springer, PH.D.Shauna is the Senior Director of TAPS Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives. Known to many veterans as “Doc Springer,” she has helped hundreds of warriors reconnect with their tribe, strengthen their most important relationships, and build lives that are driven by their deepest values.
Kim Ruocco
Kim Ruocco, MSWKim is Vice President of TAPS Suicide Prevention and Postvention program and an internationally known subject matter expert who uses her education, personal experience and information gathered from thousands of survivors to help others more fully understand suicide.

Program Details

This webinar is intended for professionals working with bereaved veterans and military families and will contain information that is academic in nature. 

Registration is free. Continuing Education (1 hour) credit is available from a variety of professional boards. Certificates cost $25. Instructions for obtaining CEs will be provided during the webinar.

View the full program information sheet with a list of approved boards. 


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.