Youth Program Eligibility

TAPS Youth Programs strives to create a safe and healing environment for all children who attend our events. Our grief work curriculum is specifically intended for children who are experiencing active grief or who are being raised in an actively grieving household. Our eligibility criteria is designed to protect the wellness of both the children who attend Good Grief Camp and the children who are not eligible. If you feel your child could benefit from grief resources, please reach out to TAPS. We are happy to help you find resources within your local community.  

TAPS Youth Programs' Virtual Program and Family Campouts are open to children who meet the following GENERAL requirements. 

  • Match one of the following descriptions:
    • Any child that is grieving the death of a sibling, parent or guardian (be it a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or other) who served in our nation's Armed Forces
    • Any child who was born after their parent or sibling died and that parent or sibling served in the Armed Forces

 

TAPS Youth Programs’ Virtual Program and Family Campouts are open to parents and guardians who meet the following GENERAL requirements.

  • Match one of the following descriptions:
    • Currently raising a bereaved child who matches the eligibility requirements
    • Currently assisting and/or supporting a parent or guardian in raising a bereaved child who matches the eligibility requirements

 

TAPS Good Grief Camps at a Regional or National Military Survivor Seminar are open to children who meet the following ADDITIONAL considerations. 

  • Any child that is grieving the death of an extended family member with whom they had a close relationship and who served in our nation’s Armed Forces
  • All Children MUST:
    • Have a parent or guardian registered and plan to attend the seminar or be within 30 minutes of the event
    • Be potty trained

 

For children attending a Good Grief Camp at a National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar the child MUST:

  • know the cause of death was suicide.
  • have a parent or legal guardian registered and plan to attend the seminar.

 

 

TAPS reserves the right to deny attendance based on special circumstances that would make it difficult to support a child in a group setting. 

For questions or more information, email youthprograms@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).