Cannabis Patient Care - December 2021

Cannabis Patient Care December 2021

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37 december 2021 | cannabis patient care feature committed to fiscal integrity. Currently, 88-cents of every dollar donated to TAPS is invested directly into programs to help survivors, caregivers, battle buddies, and grief professionals. TAPS receives no government funding. We rely on the gener- ous support of those Americans who truly understand service and sacrifice. TAPS exceeds industry standards for financial account- ability and out performs most charities. We are proud to have re- ceived many of the top nonprofit charity ratings available today. Our donors should be confident they are supporting an organiza- tion that is financially healthy, accountable, and transparent. Reference (1) and-technology-and-cannabis-patient-care-raised-more-than-1- 500-for-the-tragedy-assistance-program-for-survivors-taps-. About TAPS The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America's fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 100,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resourc- es, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to commu- nity-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been profoundly affected by a death of a military loved one. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277). Table I: Core services and programs at TAPS TAPS MILITARY SURVIVOR HELPLINE TAPS Helpline is answered live by TAPS at all times - 24/7/365 - with comfort and care from peer professionals who ensure the caller has open access to all that TAPS provides, including casework assistance and community-based resources. NATIONAL GRIEF CAMPS, SEMINARS, AND RETREATS TAPS hosts event-based programs across the country that bring surviving loved ones together in a healing environment through facilitated activities fo- cused on coping strategies and peer connections. Children are supported with TAPS Good Grief Camps where they are paired with Military Mentors. PEER-BASED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT This core service of TAPS brings together a national family of all who are grieving to both share their pain and find hope and healing. The majority of staff at TAPS are survivors of military loss who have first-hand knowledge of the uniqueness of losing a loved one who served our country in uniform. CASEWORK ASSISTANCE TAPS provides compassionate assistance for all the needs a family may have, including access to pro bono legal assistance, emergency financial resources, information on state and federal survivor benefits, and connections to private social service support for survivors. EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES TAPS guides surviving families through all the bureaucracy and paperwork necessary to receive the education benefits available for the dependents of America's fallen heroes. TAPS Education Support Services Coordinators work with survivors to determine the best options for financial assistance. COMMUNITY-BASED GRIEF SUPPORT TAPS connects families with care in their local community, including unlimited free clinical grief counseling; trauma resources; local area support groups that are individually researched by TAPS for the needs of each survivor. TAPS INSTITUTE FOR HOPE & HEALING Founded in 2018 to serve as the critical link between military, mental health leadership, clinicians, researchers, active-duty service members, veterans and their families. The Institute provides innovative, insightful, high-impact educa- tional events and trainings. The Institute provides world class training in grief and loss that will benefit all of America's military families.

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