Presented by Boeing:
Over the past decade, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has served over 11,000 suicide loss survivors, and has developed a best-practice postvention model to support suicide loss survivors. In the course of developing this model of care, TAPS has discovered some interesting, and perhaps counter-intuitive, truths. For example, while suicide loss is utterly devastating, it is also true that suicide loss survivors are often uniquely positioned to achieve posttraumatic growth after loss.
Survivors in the posttraumatic growth phase of the TAPS postvention model often describe positive changes in the way they see and interact with the world. While grief is a lifelong journey, many survivors also report enhanced relationships, a deeper capacity for empathy, and a feeling of new meaning and purpose in their lives.
This training develops insight around best-practice grief support for suicide loss survivors, with the ultimate goal of helping survivors find new meaning and purpose as they progress along their healing journey.
Kim Ruocco, MSW
Vice President of TAPS Suicide Prevention and Postvention
Shauna Springer, PhD
Senior Director of TAPS Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Identify three specific practices that may help people experience healthy grief journeys
Describe why suicide loss survivors are uniquely positioned for post-traumatic growth
Identify two issues that may interfere with a healthy grief journey
Registration is FREE and open to the public. The program will include an optional 30-minute Q&A session beginning at 1:00 pm ET. This training is designed for professionals working with bereaved veterans and military families and will contain information that is academic in nature.
Continuing Education Information
One (1) hour of continuing education credit is available for a variety of professional boards through the TAPS Institute for $25 per certificate. Instructions for obtaining CEs will be provided during the program.
Click here for detailed program information and a list of approved boards.