Webinar: Active Healing Through Mentoring

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Grief can feel a little less difficult when it is shared with someone who also has experienced a similar loss. The gift of being supported by a peer is immeasurable; and for many, becoming a mentor to someone else has been another meaningful step towards healing. Please join us for a conversation on active and passive healing and how taking a step toward peer mentoring can support growth during the grief journey.

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




Audri Beugelsdijk


Audri Beugelsdijk

As the Vice President for TAPS Survivor Services, Audri oversees operations of immediate and long term survivor support including the National Military Survivor Helpline, Survivor Care Team, Peer Mentor Program, Online Community, and Youth Programs. With a Masters in Psychology, her work is a testament to her passion for the TAPS mission and her wish to offer a place of gentle understanding and comfort to military families. Audri also has advanced training in death, dying and bereavement through the Center for Loss & Life Transition and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Through her dedication, Audri, a Navy veteran herself, honors the life of her first husband, CTRSN Jason Springer, USN.

Jon Ganues

Jon Ganues

Jon is a graduate of Colorado Technical University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with Information Technology. He is a Survivor Care Team Associate for TAPS. Jon provides compassionate care and connection to programs and services for bereaved military families after the death of their military family member. He engages in active and ongoing outreach to identify needs of survivors and provides peer emotional support. He is a former TAPS Peer Mentor and Peer Mentor of the Year (2019). Jon is on the Department of the Air Force 2022-2024 Survivor Advocacy Council, which serves as a forum for the Air and Space Force to champion survivor programs, recap key initiatives and next steps, and validate the ongoing role of survivors in the larger Air and Space Force family. He is a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer who served 21 years on active duty. Jon is a lifetime Honorary Member of the Board of Directors for the Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Jon is also an active member of the Virginia Defense Force.

Carole Hilton

Carole Hilton, MSW, LCSW, CT

Carole is a senior member of the Survivor Care Team and came to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) with her young children following the death of her husband, Navy LT Lawrence Hilton in 2004. She served as a volunteer Peer Mentor before coming onboard as staff with the Survivor Care Team in 2010. Prior to her life with her Navy husband, she enjoyed a career as a licensed clinical social worker (California - 1992) and holds bachelor's (Cal State Los Angeles BSW 1986) and master's degrees (UCLA MSW 1989), along with certification in Thanatology (ADEC 2015). Carole obtained additional certification in 'Death and Grief Studies' from the Center for Loss and Life Transition in 202. She is grateful to be able to combine her professional background with her experience as a surviving widow and mother of her 3 bereaved children as she provides outreach and support. 

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 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.