Military Survivor Young Adult Program
Foundational life skills to build a bright, healthy life full of hope and growth
The TAPS Young Adults Program is for 18 to 25-year-old surviving children and siblings. Whether you are a graduate of our Good Grief Camp or new to our TAPS family, please know you have found your tribe here. This program focuses on 5 Pillars of growth and healing during your grief journey.
Information courtesy of the Child Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM), a statistical tool developed by Judi’s House/JAG Institute.
Learn to live authentically in your own mind, body and spirit. Create and maintain your life plan for mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
Take steps to define and gain your work identity. Accelerate your career growth by exploring educational and occupational opportunities.
Gain confidence in your ability to interact in all relationships. Hone your communication skills to communicate in any personal & professional setting.
Take action to fulfill your financial goals with independence and security. Improve your understanding of financial literacy to empower you to make better decisions.
Build on your legacy by caring for others. Find meaning in acts of service as you care for others in your community, locally and globally.
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by joining us in the following programs we offer throughout the year.
Come join other 18-25-year-old surviving children and siblings in this weekly chat session. It is a safe place where we can connect, learn how others are coping and strengthen bonds with peers across the country.
A Young Adult Experience is a 5-day, 4-night immersion project that will include a community service project, a high-intensity outdoor adventure and a corporate day spent exploring career options. The program strives to invite each survivor to create a well-rounded life built on a foundation full of hope, healing and growth.
You can join our Young Adult programming at TAPS Survivor Seminars, where workshops and sessions bring us together to explore unique issues that accompany the transition into adulthood. Each workshop will address the processes of stabilization, grief work and post-traumatic growth.
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