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Posttraumatic Growth After Loss

Suicide loss is a complicated grief journey for many, but with the right support, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has observed that suicide loss survivors are uniquely poised for posttraumatic growth. Join Dr. Shauna Springer representing TAPS as she discusses how the TAPS’ Suicide Postvention Model’s third phase, posttraumatic growth, has affected one particular survivor. Through telling the story of TAPS Peer Mentor and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 3, Jon Ganues, Sr., “Posttraumatic Growth After Loss” explains how opportunities for growth are possible even after devastation. At the end of the course, you will be able to: 1.) Describe the concept of posttraumatic growth as a potential outcome of a healthy healing journey after suicide loss and 2.) Identify two specific ways that survivors may experience positive growth in their lives following suicide loss.

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    fmicheal May 27, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Very much worth while – a lot of impact in a brief module. Thoughtful and to the point. The steps are meorable and theregy helpful. Thanks.

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    kentlaudeman May 27, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Excellent course with practical suggestions.

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    Volenecm May 27, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Very meaningful use of story, experiences and solutions. Thank you-

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    sargeusa@att.net May 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Great course, relevant information! Thank you!

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    Sandra Hare June 4, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Wonderful content. Gives hope to those just beginning their grief journey that things can change. Thank you.

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