Webinar: Underserved and Overlooked, Supporting Widowed Parents

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar March 28, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Course Available | CE Credits available until March 27, 2020

The psychosocial challenges facing parents who have lost a partner/spouse and are raising children on their own have long been overlooked.

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar with Justin Yopp, PhD, and moderator Chantel Dooley, MA, PhD candidate, presents the latest research and clinical efforts aimed at supporting these parents and their families who face unique and specific bereavement challenges.



Justin Yopp


Justin M. Yopp, PhD

Dr. Yopp is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  As a member of UNC’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, Dr. Yopp offers psychotherapy, assessment, and consult-liaison services for both pediatric oncology and adult oncology populations at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.  Dr. Yopp also co-leads the Widowed Parent Program, which supports parents who have lost a spouse or partner and are raising children on their own. In addition to offering support groups, the program has a website resource for parents and professionals and conducts research to learn how best to support grieving families. Dr. Yopp co-authored the book, The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life (Oxford University Press), which weaves together contemporary thinking on grief, adaptation and resiliency with the story of the men from their first parent support group.  After earning his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and his doctoral degree from Central Michigan University, Dr. Yopp completed his internship and fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Dr. Yopp served as a psychologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Chantel Dooley

Chantel Dooley, PhD

Dr. Dooley is the Director of Impact Assessment for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Chantel is the proud surviving fiancée of Captain Alex J. Stanton, United States Air Force. Chantel holds a BS in Biology from Arizona State University, an MA in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix and a PhD from Grand Canyon University.


Program Details

Registration is free and open to the public. Due to the availability of continuing education credit, the information presented will be academic in nature.  

Continuing education credit (1.5 hours) is available from a wide variety of professional boards through the TAPS Institute for $25 per certificate. Instructions for obtaining CEs will be provided during the program. 


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.