Webinar: Transformative Mentoring: Promoting Growth and Healing through Restorative Relationships

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar January 16, 2024, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
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Mentoring transforms lives and yields positive impacts on all involved. In the face of their own traumatic experiences Active Duty and Veteran Service Members find growth, hope and healing through mentoring bereaved children of military loss. Join us for a panel discussion on modeling healthy grief while companioning loss survivors as a pathway providing patterns for future growth and healing through strong social support systems restoring healthy relationships.

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




Erin Jacobson


Karl Hillway

Karl Hillway is the Military Mentor Manager at TAPS. A former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Karl came to TAPS in 2011 as a Military Mentor. After the Army and multiple deployments, his service turned toward supporting children and teenagers. Prior to joining TAPS, he served as an elementary and middle school teacher and coach. In his role at TAPS, Karl continues to support children and teens who have lost a military or veteran loved one by growing the Military Mentor program and supporting the mentors and survivors in his care. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of California Los Angeles, a Master of Business Administration, an M.S. in science and technology management, and graduate certificates in project management, leadership and management.


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.